Black Bean Soup with Avocado

Simple Black bean soup topped with avocado. Great weeknight meal full of nutritious ingredients including bell peppers, onion, garlic, cumin, and black beans.

Black Bean Soup Recipe | Rainbow Delicious

I’m so excited to share this black bean soup recipe with you because I absolutely love how easy, delicious and healthy it is! My sister in law, Meg, gave me this awesome cookbook, A Year in a Vegetarian Kitchen: Easy Seasonal Dishes for Family and Friendsgrey, one year for my birthday and I am finally getting around to trying out some of the recipes. When I opened the book I could tell I would love a large percentage of the recipes, but the last few years I have been favoring mostly blogger recipes for Meal Plan Mondays and have neglected most of my cookbooks. It is one of my goals to get back into the habit of using recipes from cookbooks and sharing some of those recipes with you, adapted of course, since it is really difficult to follow a recipe exactly. I get that from my Dad.

Black Bean Soup Recipe with Avocado | Rainbow Delicious

I really appreciate recipes like this black bean soup, because there are fewer than ten ingredients, it only requires one pan (yay! less dishes!), it comes together quickly and makes great leftovers. You can enjoy it plain and simple or dress it up with lots of toppings. It is a delicious, simple recipe for this busy weeknights!

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5 from 5 votes

Black Bean Soup with Avocado

Simple Black bean soup topped with avocado. Great weeknight meal full of nutrients.

Course lunch, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword avocado, black beans, easy, soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 245 kcal


  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 1 small red pepper
  • 1 small orange red pepper
  • 5 medium garlic cloves
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 15 oz cans black beans
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • salt & pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pan saute onions and bell peppers in 3 T olive oil until softened, 8-10 minutes, over medium heat.

  2. Add garlic and cumin and cook for about two more minutes.

  3. Add beans and broth and cook at medium high heat until it begins to boil. Then reduce the heat and simmer until the flavor blend, about 12 minutes.

  4. Use an immersion blender until the soup gets to your desire consistency; not completely blended but thickened.

  5. Add balsamic vinegar and simmer for a minute. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Serve with cubed avocado.

Nutrition Facts
Black Bean Soup with Avocado
Amount Per Serving
Calories 245 Calories from Fat 134
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.9g23%
Saturated Fat 2.6g16%
Sodium 393mg17%
Potassium 571mg16%
Carbohydrates 22.3g7%
Fiber 7.3g30%
Sugar 4.7g5%
Protein 8g16%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. Oh yum! This looks so warm and delicious!

  2. I love avocados and am always looking for ways to use them. This is gonna yummy soup to have on a cold winter day. Thanks!

    • I feel the same way, I love any excuse to eat avocados and have even started adding them to my smoothies! Enjoy the soup, Christine!

  3. I love making dishes with black beans. They are so good for you!

  4. Sounds like heaven! I’m addicted to mexican style food, so this looks like a must make for me! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Nothing’s better than a warm bowl of black bean soup. Thanks for the great recipe!

  6. Yummy! This soup looks perfect for cold winter days. I cannot wait to make this while visiting my family in Portland. Thanks!

  7. Black bean soup is my absolute favorite meat-free soup, ever. This looks and sounds so delicious!

  8. So easy! We serve a lot of vegetarian dishes here – soups are always a favorite with my kids!

  9. This looks so delicious and comforting, perfect for the winter months! Love avocados too šŸ™‚

  10. I love black bean soup! The addition of avocado sounds heavenly!

  11. Yum, this would be such a delish soup for the winter! Must try this!

  12. I need that cookbook! I’m running out of ideas for my two vegetarians. This looks really good!

  13. Love the addition of balsamic vinegar, that’s different. I bet it tastes amazing too!

    I would love it if you came to link up at our party:

    It’s a link party and pin-up party, two parties in one! All posts will get pinned to our group pinterest board.

  14. This looks absolutely delicious! I’m pinning this to make with street tacos soon!


  15. Alexandra says

    5 stars
    We always have a can of black beans on hand, and this is such a delicious way to use it!

  16. 5 stars
    I’m not a big fan of black beans myself but I can’t resist anything with avocado in it. Will give this recipe a try!

  17. 5 stars
    I love a good black bean soup and this recipe turned out to be delicious! It was super easy to make and even my kids loved it!

  18. 5 stars
    I’m definitely a fan of black bean soup. Only tried the Cuban version but looking at the ingredients lists it’s similar to their version.

  19. 5 stars
    Healthy and flavorful. Avocado is my favorite too. Soups for Dinner always perfect.

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