International Vegetarian Union (IVU)
IVU logo
Recipes Around the World International Vegetarian Union
Vegan Soups - Hot and Chilled
Contributed by Vegetarians and Vegans from around the world
Use these links to buy from amazon and IVU gets up to 10%!

Tomato & Black Bean Soup

This is a quick recipe that calls for canned goods that you may already have on hand.
Of course if you prefer, you can prepare the beans etc. from scratch.

  • 3 cups vegetable stock/1-2 bouillon cubes & 3 cups water
  • 1 large can tomatoes
  • 1 can black beans
  • ½ medium cooking onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • olive/vegetable oil
  • chili powder, to taste
  • ground coriander, to taste
  • ground cumin, to taste
  • sugar, to taste
  • balsamic vinegar, to taste
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1. In a large soup pot, sauté onion & garlic in oil until onion is soft & translucent.
2. Add stock & tomatoes & bring to boil.
3. Add beans & heat through.
4. Add remainder of ingredients to taste.
5. Purée & serve.

Tip: If you have a handheld blender, it's much easier to purée the soup using that instead of putting the soup into a traditional blender or food processor.