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Creamy Citrus Black Bean Soup is delicious easy-to-make and has a Southwestern flair. #ComfortFood

 Nothing says comfort food like soup in the winter. I make it several times a week. One of my go-to recipes is my Creamy Citrus Black Bean Soup with Hood Sour Cream. Not only is it a tried and true family favorite, but it’s also a quick and easy meal!

This soup would not be complete without sour cream…specifically Hood Sour Cream. It’s a staple in our house…it’s rich and creamy, and has no artificial ingredients or preservatives, which is important to our family. Besides soups, we use it in enchiladas, and as a topping for burritos, tacos, and quesadillas…yes, my family loves Mexican food! And of course we can’t forget about dips and dressings. Needless to say we go through a lot of sour cream, and we always have a container (or two) in the fridge.

Ingredients for Creamy Citrus Black Bean Soup

 One of the things I love about this recipe is that it is so quick and easy. I have three teenagers, and all are heavily involved in sports. Our weeknights are jam packed with practices. I need to be able to pull together dinner quickly most nights. Since I always have pretty much everything in this recipe on hand at all times, all I really have to do is chop…it’s a one pot meal! Most of the time needed for the recipe is just simmering on the stove. And if I need to save even more time around dinner time, I just chop everything earlier in the day and have it ready to go.

Creamy Citrus Black Bean Soup...comfort food with a Southwestern flair

Creamy Citrus Black Bean Soup
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Serves: Serves 6
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cups peppers, chopped (I used a mix of green, red and yellow peppers)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil for sautéing
  • 1½ teaspoons cumin seed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder (I used chipotle chili powder)
  • 1 10 oz can Ro*Tel Tomatoes
  • 4 cans 15.5 oz black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 cups broth (vegetable or chicken)
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • ½ orange, juiced
  • 1 cup Hood Sour Cream + more for topping
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Toppings: Hood Sour cream, extra lime quarters, cilantro, grated cheddar cheese
  1. Sauté carrots, onion, and peppers in olive oil until softened.
  2. Add cumin seed and chili powder, and sauté for another minute or so until fragrant.
  3. Add black beans, Rotel tomatoes, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover and simmer on low for approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Add lemon, lime, and orange juice, Hood sour cream, and puree.
  7. Season with salt, pepper, and more chili powder to taste, if needed.
  8. Add an extra lime quarter to individual soup bowls if you'd like, and top with Hood Sour Cream, grated cheddar cheese and chopped cilantro.
*This recipe can easily be adapted to be vegetarian.

Creamy Citrus Black Bean Soup is a quick and easy comfort meal with a Southwestern flair

I hope you enjoy this soup recipe. It’s a family favorite here! To find out what else I am cooking, follow me on Pinterest!

Check out Hood’s website for more great recipes…do you see any you want to try? What’s your go-to comfort food? 

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106 Responses to Creamy Citrus Black Bean Soup with Hood Sour Cream #Sponsored #MC

  1. Mike says:

    I completely agree with you on yummy soups hitting the spot in winter, Michelle! This sounds delicious and I love your pics! I’m sending this to a girlfriend of mine. She and her husband love recipes like this. Me too! :)
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  2. Katie

    I am a big fan of any recipe that uses all ingredients I usually keep on hand. As you point out, this one fits the bill! Pinning now!
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  3. Carla

    This soup sounds delish! I’ve honestly never had anything like it. One pot meals are always a winner. I don’t want to clean up all those dishes.
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  4. This recipe sounds delicious. I like that you can chop everything ahead of time. My go-to comfort food has got to be homemade chili. I’m getting hungry.

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  5. Allie

    This looks fabulous! The problem is I’m the only one who would eat it. My husband is not a big fan of beans and the kids? Not a chance. I may tuck this away and make it for a party since it looks SO easy and I would love to have a bowl of this after a long, cold run! Thanks Michelle.
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  6. Janine Huldie

    We love to try different soups and Michelle I totally pinned to try this one hopefully very soon now. So thank you so much for sharing and can’t wait to try now!! :)
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  7. Dee Williamson

    This looks SO good! I love the bowls too. How cute!

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  8. Ilene

    Printed. And Pinned. I think this will be dinner tonight, actually. I was in search of a good idea. I will let you know!
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  9. Tamara

    I’d have to skip the cilantro, personally, but YUM! I love the trucks that say, “You can feel good about Hood!” Phish even has a song about that, based on Hood products.
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  10. Kim

    This soup looks delicious!!! I don’t think we have Hood brand sour cream around here – I will have to look!
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  11. NJ

    Yum! We were literally JUST talking about black bean soup this morning! I pinned it for later. My husband is currently dairy free (for fun and health) but I will put a ton of sour cream on it! I love Hood too!
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  12. Nicole

    YUM! My husband and I love black bean ANYTHING, so I’m definitely going to try this recipe.

  13. This looks yummy! I have a Mexican chicken soup that is similar. I will have to throw it together for the family! Thanks for sharing!
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  14. AnnMarie

    You want to hear something funny? I clicked on the recipes and it took me to a Pulled Pork Nacho recipe. We are having pulled pork tonight and what was going to start out as a regular old staple will end up a new meal! Thanks!

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  15. Sandy Ramsey

    Michelle, this looks so good! One of my favorites but I’ve never tried it with a twist! Thanks so much for sharing..I can’t wait to try it.
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  16. Kristen

    This is sounds incredible! I’m all about recipes that are yummy and easy to put together at the same time. I’m definitely pinning this one!
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  17. Dana

    Yummy! I used to work for Hood College, and when I recruited in New England the kids thought it was hilarious. I was clueless until I found out about the Hood brand. At least it made them look at the school!
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  18. Ashlee

    Once I saw orange in the ingredients, you had me sold! There’s a few ingredients I’ll have to dismiss or substitute since I recently went dairy-free, but this looks too yummy not to try!
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  19. Jen

    I need to try this! I LOVE Black Bean soup!
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  20. Kita

    Am I weird because I love love love the bowl the soup is in lol. I love soup this time of year so warming to the soul
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  21. Joi

    Thx Michlle! I pinned it!
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  22. Karen

    I love a good hearty soup as dinner on a cold winter night. This winter I think I made soups more often than I made any thing else. Happy to have a new one to try.
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  23. I love soup in the winter time. And this one sounds so good. I’m also a big fan of having sour cream on hand, particularly with Mexican food. A dollop makes a big difference in taste!
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  24. Stephanie

    You know I love black bean soup. Love the idea of all the citrus and blending it – I’ll bet it’s delicious! And we love Hood sour cream here, too.

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  25. dawn

    I love black bean soup. Thanks for sharing :) Putting on my soup Pinterest board.
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  26. There is seriously NOTHING better then a thick soup during the cold months!!!!! Well, except when it burns your mouth ;)

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  27. Pinning it right this second to make for my hubby and my dad! They would LOVE it! :) And I don’t feel like I do enough soups!-Ashley
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  28. Ok that looks AMAZING, and I’m hugely impressed with your adorable bowls, too. Now I’m hungry. Pinning this!!
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  29. Reese

    This looks super delicious! I’m loving these recipes. Keep em coming!

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  30. Kimber

    This looks so wonderful! I love soups and this looks amazing! I am pinning this one for later!

  31. You had me at soup and it just kept getting better!!
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  32. Brittnei

    Black beans are super good for you and I’ve yet to make a soup besides my famous chicken noodle I make for hubby when he’s sick. :) I will have to pin this to try oneday for later! Thanks so much for sharing another recipe, Michelle!
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  33. Heather

    I’m not a black bean fan, but the pictures make it worth tasting. I will be sure to share with all my black bean loving friends!
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  34. Alexa

    That looks and sounds delicious! I love putting sour cream in my chile – and black bean soup sounds so good right now!!!
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  35. This is one of things that only I would eat in my household but soup is freezable. I am going to pin it and see how I can scale it just a little. How do you puree it just put it in a blender? I imagine I would have to do that several times.
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  36. Chris Carter

    WOW- that looks amazing!!!! I love black bean soup!!

    I will have to check out if our grocery store sells that sour creme!!
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  37. Tina Muir

    That looks and sounds wonderful! Yum! Would never have thought to add citrus fruits to the soup, especially orange, but it looks and sounds great! Thanks for the recipe!
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  38. Sorry for my delayed response but this sounds magnificent!!! XO! ~A~

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  39. Jennifer Johnson

    Black bean is my very favorite soup. I look forward to trying this version.
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  40. Black bean soup is one of my favorites. I have never made it, but the citrus addition really sounds great. I’ve already pinned it and I can’t wait to try it!
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  41. Yum! This looks so delicious! I love how easy and quick it is. I’ve never been a fan of sour cream but I’d probably enjoy it more mixed in for the creamy texture. I’m going to have to try this, pinning for later!
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  42. Maria

    I have been looking for new recipes with beans. I love a good soup this time of year and I am trying to get into the habit of using beans more often as it wasn’t a part of my family cooking while growing up. Thank you for the recipe I will be trying it out soon for sure!

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  43. popcosmo

    Gosh, anything warm and easy sounds amazing right now!! And black beans are one of my favorites for the protein and flavor! This sounds wonderful!!!

  44. Katy

    We don’t have Hood sour cream in our neighborhood, but that doesn’t mean I can’t substitute a dollop of Daisy! :)
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  45. Pinned and printed. Keep ‘em coming, Michelle!
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  46. Yep. I’ll be trying this one too. I love soup.
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  49. Debi

    This totally sounds like something we would love around our house! Such a full flavored soup, and those little bowls are so cute! Pinned for later!

  50. Deborah

    I would make that and sub with a veg broth-looks perfect for this time of year. Check out our Meatless Monday linkup sometime

  51. I am absolutely in love with the flavor profile you created for this soup and look for ward to trying it soon! I really like the addition of orange to the more commonly used lemon and lime which along with sauteing the spices will definitely punch up the “zing” factor. Well done and thank you for sharing!

  52. Judee

    I love soup and especially Black Bean soup. This citrus version looks really different and delicious. Being a vegetarian , I would use vegetable broth. Can’t wait to try it out.

  53. Lindy says:

    This sounds great! I have a question completely off topic but I am in love with those gorgeous soup bowls and would love to know where you got them. I am always looking for good soup bowls and these completely caught my eye. Thank you for any info you can share!

  54. Michelle

    Mmm, this looks so yummy and warming.I love anything with black beans, it’s hard to get my hands on black beans around here so I stock up whenever I see them! I love your bowls too, so cute!

  55. Joy

    Mmmm, I love black bean soups and chilies, though have never made one with citrus, this sounds delicious! And I love love love anything with sour cream!! Pinning to try as soon as possible :)

  56. HI Michelle, I love this recipe. It could easily become a “go to” for winter parties. I always love what you bring to the party. Thanks as always for stopping by. Pinned. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. :)

  57. mila furman says:

    well you know I am fan of this!!! And I so love those bowls!

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