Gluten Free Blender Black Bean Soup Recipe

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by Carol Kicinski on November 18, 2009

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Warning: The following recipe is simple, can be pulled from your pantry and made in minutes. If you are a serious food snob who feels that truly good food needs to be complicated, expensive and or difficult you may find the follow recipe a little ghetto for your tastes. If however you like the idea of a recipe that is fast and tastes great then by all means, feel free to continue reading.It seems like I always happen to live in a place that requires a well stocked pantry in case of some natural disaster; typhoons, earthquakes and hurricanes. Rarely do we ever experience such natural disasters but it pays to be prepared. Especially when I am working hard, forget to go grocery shopping and find that I need to make dinner. At times like this it really pays to be able to go to the pantry and whip up a delicious meal in minutes.

Such is the case of this soup. As the above warning states, it’s not fancy – no shaved white truffles or other such extravagance (because honestly – how long would white truffles last in the pantry?) just stuff I have on hand at all times. It takes minutes to whip up and, no it is not a foodie fantasy but it is really good food! The fresh lime juice is not necessary but it really brightens up the whole thing.

Gluten Free Blender Black Bean Soup Recipe

Ingredients

2 – 15 ounce cans black beans – drained and rinsed
2 cups gluten free chicken or vegetable stock
½ cup prepared salsa
1 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt & Pepper
1 lime – optional
Garnish:
½ cup sour cream
Juice of ½ a lime (more or less)
Sliced green onion tops (green part) or cilantro

Directions

Put 1 can of black beans in a blender with the chicken or vegetable stock, salsa and ground cumin. Blend until smooth. Put into a saucepan with the other can of beans and heat over medium heat. Taste and add salt and pepper if needed. Add the lime juice.

Stir some lime juice into the sour cream until smooth and swirl some over the top of each serving and garnish with chopped green onions or cilantro.

Servings

This Gluten Free Recipe Serves 4 People.

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  • Heather @CeliacFamily

    This is my kind of recipe: quick and easy, but oh so yummy. Can't wait to try it.

  • Diana H

    I'm a food snob, because I want it to taste great. It's not the cost it's the flavor that counts.

  • Lauren

    Love it. Plain and simple. Looks so good!

  • Peter G

    I love "can cooking" Carol…simple, quick and very economical!

  • Neel | Learn Food Photography

    Wonderfully done! I love your photographs. This one is very interesting. I like the way you have styled the soup with cream.

    Have you thought about framing the photograph such that the shadow on bottom left can be eliminated? May be either by moving the light source, or framing such that the soup is in the towards the left side of the frame? Just a thought, I am not an expert, I am just learning :)

    -Neel

  • Daily Spud

    Hey, with soup like that on offer, I'd be movin' into the ghetto! :D

  • Diane-The WHOLE Gang

    This would be a great soup to have for lunch on Thanksgiving while you're cooking the turkey and everything else. Love quick and easy, but I admit to being a food snob. I guess I have a split personality.

  • The Gluten-free ‘Dish’

    yummo…I love black beans and soup oh yes…but the best part about this is the low expenditure in my energy…go Carol!

  • Babyfro

    Simply…. very simply, gluten free. Thanks for the idea. I love super quick in a hurry easy to make meals.

  • toni

    You know something? I don't care one whit about how long it takes to make something, or even whether the ingredients come out of a can. What I care about is how it tastes. And this soup has all the ingredients that make my mouth know that it will taste great!

  • Sara

    This would be perfect after a trip to the gym!

  • Arlenesfelt

    Can't wait to try this easy, potentially delicious soup!
    Thanks!!

  • IronmanDunn

    Made this today for lunch – simply delicious! I don't think the lime(s) should be optional though – with it and the lime sour cream it was just perfect. And so easy to make!

    I thought I would have some leftovers but it was all gone. I guess I will be making a double batch next time. Definitely going on the list of regular recipes.

    Cheers!

  • dana

    Hi, could you tell me what size of cans for the black beans?

    Thanks! :)

    • Jeff

      15 oz cans. Says it in the recipe.

      • http://www.simplygluten-free.com Carol Kicinski

        oops!

  • victoria

    Are you kidding??? I love black bean soup!

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  • Terri

    You’re site seems pretty nice. I was just a little thrown-off and taken aback by your use of the term “ghetto” as a warning for purist. It’s a little off-putting and darn near offensive.

    • Carol Kicinski

      Thanks for say my site is pretty nice :) That is just a bit of humor, no offense meant.

  • Angie Ward

    Made this for dinner tonight, and it is really good! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Carol Kicinski

      My pleasure and thanks for stopping by!

  • Stefanie

    Sounds amazing! I cannot wait to try it!!!

    • Carol Kicinski

      Enjoy!

  • Stefanie

    Hi Carol,
    I am definitely not a food snob. :) I just finished eating this delicious soup. It was fast, and I topped it with cilantro.

    Thank you, Stefanie

    • Carol Kicinski

      Haha so happy you enjoyed it!

      • Stefanie

        Thank you again…looking for another one of your recipes to try right now!

        • Carol Kicinski

          Haha, ok – enjoy!

  • Cynthia M.

    I just made this for a quick dinner, and it was wonderful. I like my soup a little thicker so I only used 1 1/2 cups broth and mashed the 2nd can of beans a little with a potato masher in the pan. I kept thinking it needed something else but then realized I forgot to add lime. The lime makes all the difference. If I had more energy or time I’d saute up a little onion and garlic to add to the blender, but wonderful as is too… can definitely personalize with spices too…

    • Carol Kicinski

      So happy you enjoyed and and I agree with you about the lime – it works magic in there!

  • Marie

    I just found your website and am happy I did. I look forward to trying these recipes. Great website!!!

  • CarolKicinski

    Thank you so much Marie!

  • Juliest

    SO good! If you want to make this both gluten AND dairy free, canned coconut milk makes an AMAZING addition to this delicious recipe as a substitute garnish for sour cream – you can even still add the lime to it beforehand :)

    To quote my 19mth toddler “Num num nummmMMMmmm!” Thanks for the recipe!

  • CarolKicinski

    Oh that sounds great, thanks for letting me know. My pleasure and give that toddle a big fat juicy kiss for me :)

  • CarolKicinski

    Thank YOU! Love that coconut milk tip. Give that toddler a big fat juicy kiss for me :)

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