Black Bean Soup
Fitness & Nutrition

Einstein Presents: A Heart-Healthy Take on Black Bean Soup

By on 11/30/2017

In collaboration with Einstein’s Heart and Vascular team and the American Heart Association, we’re sharing some of our favorite holiday-friendly recipes with a heart-healthy twist.

If you’re looking for a delightful first course for your holiday dinner, look no further. This black bean soup is low on sodium and high in flavor.


4 Servings

  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 1 medium onion (diced)
  • 5-6 cloves (1 Tbsp.) minced garlic
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 jalapeño (chopped)
  • 2 16- oz canned, low-sodium black beans (undrained)
  • 5-6 fresh tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • chopped, fresh cilantro (optional)


  1. Spray large pot with cooking spray, over medium-high heat add onion and cook until translucent (5 minutes).
  2. Add garlic, cumin and jalapeno and cook 1 minute more.
  3. Add beans to pot
  4. Add tomatoes and broth bring to a boil and reduce to medium heat
  5. Remove 1 cup of soup from pot. Add to blender and puree until smooth
  6. Return puree from blender and add to soup pot
  7. Bring to a boil for 15 minutes
  8. Serve topped with chopped fresh cilantro (optional).

Recipe copyright © 2016 American Heart Association.




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