Smoky Black Bean Soup

This is a super quick and easy recipe that is great whenever you don’t have a lot of time. For those of you on WW this can be zero points if beans are part of your zero points foods.

Feeds four to six hungry people


  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or spritz pot with spray oil
  • 4 15 ounce cans black beans
  • 1 ½ cups chunky salsa
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Salt to your taste, I use a teaspoon, sometimes more


  1. Add olive oil to a medium sized Dutch oven or soup pot on medium heat
  2. Add onions to pot and sauté until soft. Add garlic and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Add seasonings and cook another minute until fragrant.
  4. Add beans and salsa. Simmer for about thirty minutes.
  5. Serve with toppings of your choice such as sliced green onions, plain Greek yogurt or sour cream, cilantro, tortilla chips, and/or cheese.
  6. Enjoy!

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