Black Bean Soup with Citrus Fruit

The next Mexican inspired recipe is a Black Bean Soup with Citrus Fruit.


This is high fiber soup. It is tasty and filing.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 orange
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1 lime cut into 4 wedges
  • 4 tablespoons reduced fat sour cream (optional)
  • 2 green onions, chopped


Source: via Colleen

Yield 4 servings

P/S: we doubled the recipe in the kitchen


Black-Bean-Soup-with-Citrus-Fruit2Heat the oil and cook the onions for about 5 minutes.

Then add garlic and cumin and cook 2 minutes.

Black-Bean-Soup-with-Citrus-Fruit3Then add black beans and chili powder and cook for a minute.

Pour the chicken stock and add cilantro. Cover and simmer for 5 to 8 minutes. Add salt, taste and adjust with more salt if necessary.

Black-Bean-Soup-with-Citrus-Fruit-10Using a hand immersion blender, partially puree soup.
Black-Bean-Soup-with-Citrus-Fruit5Ladle soup into bowls just before eating.

Give each bowl a squeeze of the orange and the lime.

Add a tablespoon of sour cream and a sprinkle of green onions.

Add a lime wedge on the side.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. 3rensho

    This sounds and looks really good. Gonna give it a try. What size cans of black beans did you use???

    1. Suanne

      Hi 3rensho, the black beans are in 540ml can.

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