Gluten Free Blender Black Bean Soup Recipe

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by Carol Kicinski on November 18, 2009

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Gluten Free Blender Black Bean Soup Recipe


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 Gluten Free Blender Black Bean Soup recipe. 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


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
½ cup sour cream
Juice of ½ a lime (more or less)
Sliced green onion tops (green part) or cilantro


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.

For Garnish: 

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.


This Gluten Free Blender Black Bean Soup recipe serves 4

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{ 38 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather @CeliacFamily November 18, 2009 at 8:34 pm

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


Diana H November 18, 2009 at 9:01 pm

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


Lauren November 18, 2009 at 9:02 pm

Love it. Plain and simple. Looks so good!


Peter G November 19, 2009 at 1:59 am

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


Neel | Learn Food Photography November 19, 2009 at 5:07 am

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 :)



Daily Spud November 19, 2009 at 5:19 am

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


Diane-The WHOLE Gang November 19, 2009 at 5:48 am

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' November 19, 2009 at 6:01 am

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 November 19, 2009 at 12:22 pm

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


toni November 19, 2009 at 1:22 pm

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 November 19, 2009 at 2:29 pm

This would be perfect after a trip to the gym!


Arlenesfelt November 19, 2009 at 4:36 pm

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


IronmanDunn November 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm

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.



dana November 9, 2010 at 11:45 am

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

Thanks! :)


Jeff September 3, 2011 at 10:57 pm

15 oz cans. Says it in the recipe.


Carol Kicinski September 4, 2011 at 1:28 pm



victoria September 21, 2011 at 12:00 am

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


Terri October 29, 2012 at 6:50 am

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 October 29, 2012 at 3:18 pm

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


Angie Ward January 21, 2013 at 9:00 pm

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


Carol Kicinski January 23, 2013 at 5:20 pm

My pleasure and thanks for stopping by!


Stefanie April 20, 2013 at 10:00 pm

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


Carol Kicinski April 22, 2013 at 7:49 am



Stefanie April 21, 2013 at 7:59 pm

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 April 22, 2013 at 7:43 am

Haha so happy you enjoyed it!


Stefanie April 23, 2013 at 10:45 pm

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


Carol Kicinski April 24, 2013 at 4:25 pm

Haha, ok – enjoy!


Cynthia M. June 22, 2013 at 9:09 pm

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 July 1, 2013 at 8:10 am

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


Marie July 20, 2013 at 9:33 pm

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


CarolKicinski July 24, 2013 at 9:56 am

Thank you so much Marie!


Juliest October 24, 2013 at 11:42 am

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 October 30, 2013 at 7:34 pm

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


CarolKicinski October 30, 2013 at 7:35 pm

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


Melonie December 29, 2014 at 8:29 am

Sounds dee-lish, fast and easy…of course, I don’t mind ghetto-tasting food either, lol! Thanks for sharing!


Sara January 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm

Delicious! Simple and quick, super filling and delicious. Added some rice to it as well. Yum! Don’t think twice about making this soup!


Carol Kicinski January 19, 2015 at 3:27 pm

Thanks sara, glad you liked it. Good idea with the rice!


Alyse October 27, 2015 at 3:31 pm

Eh. I didn’t really like it. It tasted grainy and weird.


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