Cilantro has to be fresh. Serve with white rice. If you like thinner soup, add more chicken broth.


  • 4 cups canned whole black beans
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chopped onions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt to taste
  • Garnish:
  • croutons
  • sourcream


Set aside 1/2 cup beans for garnish. In blender mix beans with chicken broth about 3 minutes. In a deep saucepan combine olive oil, onions and tomatoes, cook for 2 minutes. Add bean mixture,cilantro and bring to a boil, add salt to taste Garnish with crutons, beans and sourcream.

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Submitted 6/13/05.
Source: own
Submitted By: Joanne k
Easy Tasty Black Bean Soup