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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
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Black Bean Soup

A quick and very filling soup that doubles as a meal.



  1. Cook onion, celery and garlic in olive oil over medium-high heat until soft.
  2. Add chicken broth, black beans, coriander and cayenne pepper. Simmer uncovered, about 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in balsamic vinegar.
  4. Serve warm and garnish with cilantro.
  5. Note: optional to take soup (when cooled) and transfer to blender and process to smooth consistency. Serve warmed.
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I also top with a little reduced fat sour cream. Yumm!
07 Dec 07 by member: addmalmom
How many points?
13 Dec 07 by member: thnonnieof8
Per this website, it was calculated as 4 points per serving.
13 Dec 07 by member: addmalmom
Excellent low GI soup. Beans rock!
18 Dec 07 by member: Kris WW
This soup is awesome, I garnished it with a dallop of nonfat yogurt and fresh cilantro. I did garnish with tsp of cheese, but I did that before tasting it and it certainly did not need it. I did not have celery and used green bell pepper instead. I used chicken bouillion and drained canned black beans. My kids and husband loved it as well. I will be making this again soon
07 Jan 08 by member: NancyJohnson
This soup ROCKS!!!
11 Jan 08 by member: Clthomas
Only 7.6g net carbs per serving if you take out the balsamic vinegar, 7.8g with the vinegar. Great for OWL phase of Atkins once you have reintroduced beans.
Great recipe! For fewer carbs, use black soy beans instead of normal black beans. Black soy beans have just 1 net carb per serving!
28 Jan 08 by member: scotte
This soup was great! I didn't have coriander or cayenne pepper, so I just left them out. (I'm definitely not a "cook"!) But it was delicious anyway! My 1 year old daughter enjoyed it too!
29 Mar 08 by member: acable178
This was great, we actually scooped the beans out and used them as a side dish. Was really yummy!
25 Jun 08 by member: Wildcat1
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Nutrition summary:

There are 226 calories in 1 serving of Black Bean Soup.
Calorie break-down: 15% fat, 59% carbs, 26% protein.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 serving
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 35
Calories 226
% Daily Values*
Total Fat 3.88g 6%
  Saturated Fat 0.849g 4%
  Polyunsaturated Fat 0.796g  
  Monounsaturated Fat 1.984g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 77mg 3%
Potassium 956mg  
Total Carbohydrate 34.73g 12%
  Dietary Fiber 7.7g 31%
  Sugars 1.91g  
Protein 15.49g  
Vitamin A 6% Vitamin C 16%
Calcium 62% Iron 134%
of RDI*
(226 calories)
11% of RDI
Calorie Breakdown:
Carbohydrate (59%)
Fat (15%)
Protein (26%)
* Based on a RDI of 2000 calories

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