black bean & salsa soup

This recipe is so, so simple. I made this after David and I had just returned home from three days of camping. I was tired and dirty, but this took hardly any time or effort. It’s really good, too! (We liked it even more the next day.) I didn’t take any photos, but I promise to make this again soon and post a photo!

I can no longer find the recipe I based this off of, but there are a lot of similar recipes out there.


  • Four 15oz cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup of water
  • 2 cups of salsa
  • 1 15oz can of vegetable broth
  • 2 tablespoons of chili powder
  • Diced green onions (optional)
  • Plain non-fat yogurt or sour cream (optional)


>>Makes ~6 servings

1) In a food processor, mash/blend two of the cans of black beans with 1/4 cup of water

2) In a pot, combine the mashed black beans, the two cans of unmashed beans, the salsa, the vegetable broth, and the chili powder.

3) Bring the soup to a boil, stirring occasionally.

4) Serve the soup with green onion slices on top, along with a scoop or two of yogurt! (You could also serve with cornbread!)

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