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Rich black bean soup

Rich, deep in flavour and nutritious

cooking time: 30mins difficulty: easy serves: 4


1 tbsp of oil (or water if avoiding oil)

1 cup diced white or yellow onion

3 cloves garlic, minced

2 cans of black beans, drained

2 cups vegetable broth

2 tsp of ground cumin

1 ½ tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp parsley or coriander

3 tbsp of cacao powder  

Salt and pepper to taste


1. Heat a large pot over medium heat. Once hot, add oil (or water), onion, and garlic. Season with a pinch each salt and pepper and sauté for 4-5 minutes.

2. Add black beans, vegetable broth, cumin, chili powder, coriander or parsley and  cocoa powder.

3. Bring back to a simmer over medium heat, then reduce heat to low and cook uncovered for about 15-20 minutes (the longer it simmers, the more the flavors develop).

4. Taste and adjust flavor as needed.


Enjoy as is, or pair with cooked grains such as rice or quinoa. Topping options include fresh lime, avocado or guacamole, coriander, red onion, hot sauce or japaleños.

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