Spicy Black Bean Soup + Chipotle Sour Cream

Spicy Black Bean Soup + Chipotle Sour Cream

Serves: 4


Spicy Black Bean Soup:

  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onions, chopped
  • 3 celery ribs, diced
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 4 15-oz cans of black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/4 chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbs fresh lime juice
  • sea salt
  • freshly ground pepper



  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.  Add the onions, celery, carrot, and a sprinkle of salt.
  2. Cook approx. 10-15 minutes.
  3. Stir in the garlic, cumin and red pepper flakes.  Cook until fragrant (approx. 30 seconds).
  4. Add in the beans and broth, and bring to a simmer.
  5. Cook on a gentle simmer (reduce heat if needed) for 30 minutes.
  6. Use an immersion blender to blend approx. 4 cups of the soup.
  7. Add in the cilantro and lime juice.
  8. Season with salt and pepper.
  9. Top with topping and serve hot.

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