Calypso Black Bean Soup


This is a spicy, fruity black bean pureed soup that goes well with a small scoop of sour cream

Prep Time:
35 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
8 servings


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 sweet onion, minced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and diced

  • 2 (15.5 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 1 mango - peeled, seeded and diced

  • 1 banana, peeled and sliced

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger

  • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™), or to taste

  • 1 (15 ounce) can light coconut milk

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • ½ cup sour cream, for garnish

  • ½ cup chopped red bell peppers, for garnish


  1. Place the olive oil in a deep, heavy pot, and heat over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, garlic, and 1 red pepper; cook until onion is transparent, about 5 minutes. Stir in the black beans. Add the mango, banana, cumin, ginger, and hot pepper sauce; stir and cook until fruit softens. Pour in the coconut milk and vegetable broth. Bring soup mixture to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low, and simmer until liquid reduces, about 1 hour. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

  2. Place soup in batches into a blender, and blend until smooth; or use a stick blender to blend in the soup pot. Serve garnished with dollops of sour cream and sprinkled with red bell pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

246 Calories
10g Fat
31g Carbs
9g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 246
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 564mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 9g 34%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 9g
Vitamin C 42mg 211%
Calcium 73mg 6%
Iron 3mg 15%
Potassium 532mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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