Instant Pot Black Bean Soup (Vegan + 30-Minutes or Less)

October 12, 2018

Appetizers and Sides

By: Jasmine Briones 

The perfect hearty recipe for fall and winter dinners. This Instant Pot Black Bean Soup requires simple and healthy ingredients, is easy to make AND is oil- and gluten-free. It will be ready in about 30 minutes!

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Happy Friday everyone! We are kicking off the weekend with this fabulous instant pot recipe that we know you are going to love, especially this time of year.

Black Bean Soup Ingredients

As a lot of you may know, I was born in raised in Los Angeles, CA, and I am new to the whole seasons thing. I know LA has “seasons” of its own, but it isn’t even close to what it is up in the Pacific Northwest. I have needed a little time to get used to the weather up here, and I am stoked to be going into my first real-deal fall and winter. Lately, all I have been craving is hot tea and soup…and fall just started! I will report back in the winter but I am pretty sure that it is going to ba struggle fest for me haha, lots to get used to.

My favorite part about soups is you can basically just dump things into a pot and let them simmer until cooked. I choose to sauté veggies at the beginning to deepen their flavor, but you can totally make this recipe without doing so. What is your favorite fall or winter soup? I’d love to try out your recommendations! Just leave them in the comments below.

This recipe is also a part of our Leftovers Series on our blog. Each month, we are going to take common leftovers and show you how to repurpose them. Last month we showed you what to do with leftover rice, and this month we are showing you what to do with leftover black beans! We figured “beans” can be a broad topic (depending on how you look at it), so we are going to cover different kinds of beans in the future ????

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Instant Pot Black Bean Soup (Vegan + 30-Minutes or Less)


  • Author: Jasmine @ Sweet Simple Vegan
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings

Description

The perfect hearty recipe for fall and winter dinners. This Instant Pot Black Bean Soup requires simple and healthy ingredients, is easy to make AND is oil- and gluten-free. It will be ready in about 30 minutes!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 2 (15 oz.) cans (3 1/2 cups) black beans, drained and rinsed 
  • 1/2 large (1 cup) yellow onion, finely diced 
  • 1/2 medium (¾ cup) red bell pepper, finely diced 
  • 2 ribs (1/2 cup) celery with leaves, finely chopped 
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 (14 1/2 oz.) can fire roasted tomatoes with liquid (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • ¼ cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Garnish with

  • Cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Green onions, sliced
  • Avocado, diced
  • Vegan sour cream
  • Red bell peppers or tomatoes, diced small

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add in 1 can (1 3/4 cups) black beans and mash with a potato masher or a fork until uniform. Set aside.
  2. Set the instant pot to the saute setting and add in 3 tablespoons of the vegetable broth. Add the onion, bell pepper, celery, and jalapeno, and sauté until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute longer. (see notes)
  3. Stir in the remaining vegetable broth along with the mashed black beans, remaining whole black beans, fire roasted tomatoes, corn, bay leaf, cumin, and chili powder. Mix until well combined and pop the lid on. Set the instant pot to “beans/stew” and cook for 15 minutes.
  4. Release the pressure and open the instant pot. Discard bay leaf and add in the cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste and adjust seasonings as desired.
  5. Serve warm with a dollop of vegan sour cream plus a sprinkle of avocado, cilantro, green onions, and bell peppers. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If your pressure cooker does not have a saute setting, you can simply just add the onions, celery, bell pepper and garlic with the rest of the ingredients and pressure cook straight from there.
  • Stovetop option: Follow steps 1-2, using a stovetop pot instead of an instant pot. Once you have added in all of the ingredients, bring the pot to a boil and then lower to a simmer on medium-low. Simmer for 20-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once finished, discard the bay leaf and add in the cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste and adjust seasonings as desired. Serve warm with a dollop of vegan sour cream plus a sprinkle of avocado, cilantro, green onions, and bell peppers. 
  • You can use regular canned tomatoes instead of fire roasted if not available.
  • You can make this ahead of time and freeze it in a freezer safe bag for 2-3 months.
  • The nutrition facts do not take into consideration the addition of garnishes. It does take into consideration 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/8 teaspoon of black pepper.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Soup
  • Method: Instant Pot
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-free, Oil-free

Keywords: Soup, Instant Pot, Black Bean, Leftovers, Vegan, Gluten-free, Oil-free

Nutrition facts label provided by Nutri Fox.

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Disclaimer: The nutritional information shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional’s advice. This page may contain affiliate links, which simply means that we earn a commission if you purchase through those links, but your price remains the same. Thank you for supporting Sweet Simple Vegan!

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  1. TC says:

    So I noticed a few asterisks in the recipe…. but no indication as to what they meant. Might want to fix that. 😉

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