Vegan Black Bean Soup with Lime Crema


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4.50 from 2 votes

Vegan Black Bean Soup with Chipotle-Lime Crema

This easy and super-flavorful version of classic black bean soup will be a hit with both vegans and carnivores alike!   Enjoy on its own or served over cooked rice.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: vegan
Servings: 8
Calories: 186kcal



  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and minced
  • 1 TB minced garlic
  • 4 tsp cumin
  • 1 TB dried coriander
  • 1 TB dried oregano
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 30 oz cans black beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 tsp kosher salt or to taste
  • ¼ c lime juice
  • chopped cilantro for garnish

Lime Crema

  • ½ cup dairy-free sour cream or yogurt
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • ½ tsp lime zest
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt


  • Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and jalapeno and cook for 5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, cumin, coriander, oregano, and bay leaf and cook for 1 minute. Add vegetable broth and beans. Increase heat to high to bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes or until beans are very tender. While soup cooks, whisk together Lime Crema ingredients. Stir in lime juice and partially puree with an immersion blender or regular blender. serve garnished with Lime Crema and cilantro.


Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1523mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 555IU | Vitamin C: 12.1mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 3.2mg

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