Vegan Black Bean and Potato Soup (serves 4)


The temperature hasn’t climbed out of the 20s today. The low tonight is expected to be a balmy 29 degrees but, guess what? More snow coming in the wee hours of the morning. Another Winter Weather Advisory for snow, heavy at times, maybe another 4 inches. (We’ve had 55” so far.) We have a silent prayer gathering at church at 6:30, so tonight’s meal has to be warm, hearty, and simple. Nothing fits that bill better than black beans and potatoes. (Except perhaps a nightcap in front of the fire when we return!) ~ Glyn and Will

1 c black beans, soaked overnight
2 c. water and 2 vegetable bouillon cubes
½ c chopped onion
1 clove garlic
2 tsp. olive oil
2 medium potatoes peeled and cubed
1 small carrot, diced
1 medium jalapeno, seeded and diced
1 c. finely diced tomato
1 tbsp. dried orange zest
1 tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. ground coriander
½ tsp. cinnamon
½ tsp kosher salt

½ c chopped cilantro
1 avocado, diced
Juice of ½ lime

Tortilla chips (optional)

Bring the beans, water and bouillon cubes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium low and continue to cook while you prepared the vegetables.

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Saute the onion, garlic, carrot and jalapeno in the olive oil until lightly browned. Add the tomatoes and stir well. Add the potatoes and cook for two minutes stirring.

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Add the spices and cilantro. Stir into the beans and continue to simmer until the beans are done, about 40 minutes.


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Serve topped with chopped avocado, additional cilantro and lime juice. Goes well with tortilla chips.

This entry was posted by Glyn Ruppe-Melnyk.

6 thoughts on “Vegan Black Bean and Potato Soup (serves 4)

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