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Spicy Black Bean and Quinoa Soup

Rated as 4.71 out of 5 Stars

"This is a healthy, tasty soup that is so easy to make. The quinoa adds plenty of protein to this soup."
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52 m servings 284
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion, celery, and carrot; cook and stir until onion is translucent and celery and carrot are crisp-tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic, paprika, and red pepper flakes; cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Pour chicken broth, water, and quinoa into the saucepan. Bring to a simmer; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and cook until quinoa is tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Stir in diced tomatoes with juice, black beans, and corn. Bring back to a simmer and cook, uncovered, until black beans are heated through, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Red kidney, pinto, or cannellini beans may be substituted for black beans.
  • I usually don't add meat but cooked, cut-up chicken or ground beef can also be added.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 284 calories; 3.7 49 15.1 4 746 Full nutrition

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This is quite delicious. We're always happy to find a soup without meat because it is an appetizer for us. It's not too spicy for the kids and just spicy enough to keep you warm. I'll add a bit ...

This soup is really good. I used white beans, but otherwise followed the recipe exactly. Will be making this again and again.

So good! I followed the recipe exactly as written except I added about a third of a yellow bell pepper with the onions and a can of chickpeas (rinsed and drained) at the end.

Very tasty and hearty. Did use 1/2 crushed red pepper and was spicy enough for me.

Great flavor and easy...made without corn and still yummy. Doubled for family of 5 & still have leftovers!

I will make it again and again and again. Next time I will add a few more black beans though.