Quinoa Recipes

Vegan Black Bean Soup with Quinoa

This Vegan Black Bean Soup is the perfect healthy comfort food.  With quinoa, corn, cilantro and lime juice, this is a nutritious soup recipe is one you will crave.

Y’all, it has been so cold here. Like it got below freezing yesterday.

I am dy-inggggg.

I know I am dramatic, but I seriously thought that by spending January in Orlando I had officially opted out of winter.

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Apparently not though.

Luckily it isn’t going to last long – it will be back up in the 70’s by the weekend. Until then, I am consoling myself with soup.

Specifically, this Vegan Black Bean Soup.

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It is hearty and healthy and has everything that you need to power through a cold day.

With red pepper, onion, garlic, quinoa, black beans, carrots and corn, you’ve got a Vegan Black Bean Soup that is packed with nutrition. I added in fresh cilantro and touch of lime juice at the end, and toped is off with chopped tomatoes, red peppers, and carrots.  So yummy!

We are out of sour cream and my first thought was to make this cashew sour cream. Then I discovered that we were also out of cashews. Since good Floridians don’t go to the store when it is this cold (kidding!), I skipped that idea but I do think that it would be a great addition.
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Next time I make this I will definitely add some sour cream.  And if I get real crazy I may also ad some of these Seasoned Tortilla Strips.  (I’d use organic tortillas and cook in my AirFryer.)

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Vegan Black Bean Soup

This Vegan Black Bean Soup is the perfect healthy comfort food. With quinoa, corn, cilantro and lime juice, this is a nutritious soup recipe is one you will crave.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 3/4 cup quinoa rinsed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cups cooked black beans 1 can
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • For garnish: chopped tomatoes red pepepr and carrots


  1. Heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and pepper and sauté for 5 minutes. Add quinoa, garlic and chili powder and sauté another 3 minutes.

  2. Stir in broth, black beans, carrots, corn, bay leaf, salt, and pepper.

  3. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer covered for 20 minutes. Stir in cilantro and lime juice and garnish to serve.

Recipe Notes

Make it Cleaner: Skip the olive oil and use olive oil spray. Make it Vegan: Use vegetable broth. Make it Gluten-Free: Make sure to choose gluten-free broth. Make it Quick: Used canned black beans and purchased pre-cut onion, peppers, and grated carrots.

Nutrition Facts

Vegan Black Bean Soup

Amount Per Serving

Calories 179 Calories from Fat 36

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 4g 6%

Sodium 847mg 35%

Potassium 385mg 11%

Total Carbohydrates 31g 10%

Dietary Fiber 4g 16%

Sugars 5g

Protein 6g 12%

Vitamin A 95.6%

Vitamin C 38.8%

Calcium 3.1%

Iron 9.5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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