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Creamy Citrus Black Bean Soup

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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...comfort food with a Southwestern flair

Creamy Citrus Black Bean Soup

Yield: Serves 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes


  • 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




mila furman

Wednesday 29th of October 2014

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

KC the Kitchen Chopper

Monday 27th of October 2014

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. :)


Friday 24th of October 2014

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 :)


Friday 24th of October 2014

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!

Michelle Nahom

Friday 24th of October 2014

Thanks!! Oh we love black beans...they're like a staple here. How frustrating to not have them when you want them!


Friday 24th of October 2014

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!

Michelle Nahom

Friday 24th of October 2014

I actually got them years and years ago through a home party for Southern Living at Home, but I just got some cute crocks at Home Goods too that I am starting to use for my pictures!

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