Black Bean Soup is a frugalicious (frugal + delicious) and fast recipe from The Budget Diet girl! It’s a frugal recipe because it’s a vegetarian black bean soup recipe, and you’ll spend less than $1 per serving!

It’s made with pantry staples, so it’s perfect on a cold day when you want to stay inside your cozy home instead of venturing out into the cold!

Plus, it’s FAST…in less than 10 minutes you’ll have a delicious dinner on the table that tastes like you cooked it all day. Shhh…don’t tell anyone!

Black Bean Soup


2 cans (15 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed

1 can (14 oz.) vegetable broth

1 cup salsa (your favorite kind!)

Optional toppings: sour cream, cilantro, diced tomatoes, grated Mexican-blend cheese.


Combine black beans, vegetable broth and salsa in a large saucepan.

Bring to a boil over medium heat.

Reduce heat to low and simmer 5 minutes.

Use an immersion blender to puree about 2/3 of the soup. It’s nice to have a few whole beans!

Serve with optional toppings if desired.

Yield: 4 main dish servings

*Recipe courtesy of Kristl of The Budget Diet.*