Category Archives: Vegan Eats

Vegan Black Bean Soup

mmmmmm Avocado!

The weather is starting to cool down here in Pittsburgh. To get myself ready for fall, I decided to make some vegan black bean soup. Yum! I used a modified version of the recipe found here. It’s a pretty easy recipe that can be made vegan or non-vegan (switch the broth and sour cream). The hardest part is chopping the veggies. That task was given to my boyfriend; he’s so helpful. I apologize because I don’t have pictures of the entire process. It didn’t cross my mind to blog this recipe until after the cooking was finished.


  • 1.5-2 c black beans (this is after preparing dried beans, not sure of the canned equivalent)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ of an onion, chopped
  • ½ of green pepper, chopped
  • ½ of jalapeno pepper, chopped
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp cilantro (add this at the very end)
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • dash of taste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes (no salt added)
  • 2 c water
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • frozen corn
  • avocado
  • sour cream

Ready, Set, Cook!

  1. Sauté the onions and green peppers in olive oil. I let them carmelize because the flavor is amazing.
  2. Mix in the tomatoes and jalapeno peppers.
  3. Add the black beans.
  4. Transfer everything to a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce and let simmer for about 45 minutes
  5. I like a thicker, yet still brothy soup, so I spooned out 2/3c and pureed it in a blender then returned it to the pot.
    Repeat once. Let cook for the remaining 45 minutes.
  6. Add the frozen corn.
  7. Add the cilantro ( I use the frozen cilantro cubes from Trader Joes).
  8. Garnish, Serve, Eat & Enjoy!

    Garnished with avocado and vegan sour cream