I love Panera Bread's black bean soup. I especially love it served in a bread bowl, but for some reason I always end up at Panera on days with no black bean soup or when they're out of bread bowls. Sad day lol. So I decided to take matters into my own hands and make this vegetarian black bean soup at home. I love the subtle spiciness of the soup, and the delicious black beans filling out the soup and my belly.
I toss together the black bean soup when I'm home alone for lunch or when I need a fast filling meal. I customize the soup with whatever I have on hand. I love adding toppings such as cheese, avocado, and tortilla chips to customize the bowls of black bean soup.
Try making this black bean soup when you need a great lunch. And make sure to include toppings! They really make this soup your own.
Black Bean soup
Author: Happy Food Happy Home
makes 2 servings
¼ cup diced onion
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 cup vegetable broth
1 can black beans (do NOT drain)
½ cup cooked salsa
toppings-cheese, avocado, extra salsa, crumbled tortilla chips
- Heat 2 glugs of olive oil in sauce pot over medium heat.
- Dice onion and add to hot oil. Cook for approx 5 minutes until onions are soft.
- Add chili powder. Toast for 30 seconds.
- Add vegetable broth, black beans, and salsa. Bring to a simmer.
- Use a slotted spoon to remove ¾ of the black beans.
- You can
- pour the remaining soup into a blender and blend until smooth.
- use an stick blender to blend until smooth.
- Use a potato masher to smoosh the beans remaining in the pot. All these things help thicken the soup.
What is your favorite thing from Panera? Do you have a favorite lunch you make when you're home alone?