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Black Bean Vegetable Soup Recipe

On cold winter days, my family likes to sit down to steaming bowlfuls of this fabulous soup. It's packed with hearty vegetables and beans and has a unique robust flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 30 min. YIELD:14 servings


  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 low-sodium beef bouillon cubes
  • 1 can (28 ounces) low-sodium tomatoes with liquid, cut up
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed


  • 1. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven coated with cooking spray, saute onion, carrots and celery over medium heat until onion is soft, about 8 minutes. Stir in water, bouillon, tomatoes, beans, barley, garlic powder and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add spinach; cover and simmer for 10-15 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Yield: 14 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 113 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 254mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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Reviewed Nov. 11, 2012

"This soup is great, very flavorful and filling but light at the same time. I like my soup to have a fair amount of broth and after the barley soaked up water there wasn't a lot of broth left so I added a few more cups of beef broth. Delicious!"

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