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Easy Black Bean Soup
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Easy Black Bean Soup (Vegan, GF)

Inspired from the traditional Hungarian Black Bean Soup, not only is this recipe filling, it’s healthy, vegan and gluten free! Simple to prepare and perfect comfort food for dinner!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Lunch, Main Course, Soup, Stew
Cuisine: Cuban, Hungarian, Mexican


  • extra virgin olive oil for cooking
  • 1 medium onion finely diced (reserving 2 tablespoons for later)*
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and minced
  • 2 large carrots peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks washed and finely chopped
  • 2 ¼ cups dried black turtle beans cooked (or 3 x 400g canned black beans)
  • 5 cups filtered water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1-2 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 2 tbsp corn flour
  • 2 tbsp fresh or dried parsley finely chopped
  • cup natural yogurt or vegan equivalent


  • Preheat extra virgin olive oil in a large cooking pot over a medium heat. Add the diced onion and cook for approximately 5 minutes until transparent. Include the minced garlic, chopped carrots and celery. While stirring occasionally, cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  • Add the cooked black beans (or canned black beans), filtered water and salt. Bring to the boil and simmer for between 20 minutes until el dente.
  • After 20 minutes has passed, in a separate frying pan, cook the 2 tbsp of diced onion for 5 minutes. (If you forgot to reserve the onions don't worry, continue with the instructions as usual). Add the smoked paprika, corn flour, parsley, yogurt and a ladle of the liquid from the soup. Stir until a consistent paste has formed.
  • Include the paprika/flour mixture to the Black Bean Soup, stirring thoroughly until well combined. Cook the soup for a further 5 minutes.
  • (Optional) Ladle half the soup into a blender or food processor, blend until smooth. Return the blended soup to the pot.
  • Serve in bowls with your favourite toppings! Bon Appètit! :)


* If you forget to reserve 2 tbsp of diced onion, don't worry. Continue with the recipe as usual. 
Note: Nutrition calculation does not include serving suggestions or toppings. 
Nutrition: The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. Although Curated Life Studio attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered as estimates and do not replace or substitute a professional nutritionist’s advice.