Skip to Content


Black Bean Soup Recipe

Focused on Health - April 2012

"black beans" recipeTraditional Latin food actually has a wide variety of healthy dishes if you know how to make the right choices.

Beans, for example, are popular in Latin cuisine. Black, red and pinto beans, as well as lentils and peas, contain substances that protect our cells from cancer, says the American Institute for Cancer Research. Include them in your meal as a side dish or substitute them for meat as your entrée.

Try this Black Bean Soup recipe for an easy, healthy meal that will please any tummy. 

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins


1 (16 ounce) can black beans

1 small onion, chopped

1 clove garlic, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

¼  teaspoon cayenne pepper

½ teaspoon salt


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine beans, onion, and garlic, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to medium-low. Season with cilantro, cayenne, and salt.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes, and serve.

Nutritional Info (1/4 of meal)

Calories: 112, Total Fat: 0.4 g, Saturated Fat: 0.1g; Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 510 mg, Total Carbohydrate: 20 g, Dietary Fiber: 8.2 g, Protein: 7.1 g

Subscribe to our newsletter

Get the latest on protecting your body from cancer. 


© 2014 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center