Instant Pot Vegetarian Black Bean Soup


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Instant Pot Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

Cooking dried beans from scratch is a snap with your Instant Pot, no soaking required! Our deeply flavored Black Bean Soup is sure to be a hit with both the vegetarians and carnivores in your life. Enjoy as a hearty soup with fun toppings or serve over rice as a side.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Keyword: instant pot
Servings: 8
Calories: 245kcal


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 TB minced garlic
  • 1 TB dried oregano
  • 1 TB ground cumin
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb dry black beans picked over and non-beans removed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 TB lime juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly grated black pepper
  • Optional Garnishes: Sliced avocado cilantro leaves, chopped scallions or red onion, lime wedges and sour cream, for serving


  • Set your Instant Pot to Medium Sauté. Add olive oil and onion and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic, oregano, cumin, and cayenne and cook for 1 minute. Hit Cancel to turn Sauté off. Add black beans, bay leaf, and broth. Set to Pressure Cook on High for 1 hour. When cooking is done, carefully quick release the steam, unlock and open the lid, and remove the bay leaf. Stir in lime juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve as is or partially puree with an immersion blender or in your blender for thicker results. Serve with optional garnishes


Chef’s Tip: Make this recipe your own by adding different spices such as coriander or a mix of your favorite chili powders. Or for a meaty non-vegetarian version add in a ham hock or ham bone when cooking the beans and stir in diced cooked ham or crumbled bacon to the finished soup.


Calories: 245kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Sodium: 710mg | Potassium: 882mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 405IU | Vitamin C: 1.9mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 3.6mg

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