Monday, October 3, 2011

Trader Joe's Black Bean Soup Recipe-

I love this recipe, but the number one thing you can do to it is...
Blend it up. That's right, when it's done pour it all in a blender and puree it.
Your children will gobble it up because they cannot detect the onions & other "yucky" stuff plus somehow it just meshes all the flavors together so well.

Black Bean Soup
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and chopped, or 2 cups bagged Freshly Diced Onion
1 clove crushed garlic, or 1 cube frozen Crushed Garlic
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp ground cumin
2 (15-oz) cans black beans ( I used beans from scratch that I already cooked)
1 cup (half a jar) Chunky Salsa
2 Tbsp lime juice (juice of 1 lime)
Plain yogurt, such as Plain Cream Line Yogurt, or sour cream

  1. In a medium pot, sauté onions in olive oil until they are soft and translucent.
  2. Sprinkle in cumin and garlic and sauté for a minute; pour in black beans (including juices), salsa, and lime. Stir to combine and bring to a simmer. Simmer covered for 20 minutes.
  3. Ladle soup into individual bowls and top with a dollop of yogurt. Chili and Lime Tortilla Chips or other white corn tortilla chips go nicely on the side.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Hands-off Cooking time: 20 minutes
Serves 4-6
From Trader Joe's Cookbook.


  1. Oh this sounds family will love it...anything with black beans is a hit in our family...especially my African need for blending here.

    Thanks for sharing.

  2. I forgot to add, make sure you double this because it will go quickly!
    Enjoy Connie!

  3. I was looking for a black bean soup recipe - this sounds delicious!