Easy Weeknight Black Bean Soup (Vegan Optional)

Easy Weeknight Black Bean Soup (Vegan Optional) recipe via thepigandquill.com - sweet, smoky and so simple. #vegetarian #mealplan #dinner

Easy Weeknight Black Bean Soup – a hearty, flavorful + surprisingly vegan black bean soup. Sweet, smoky and completely satisfying.

Easy Weeknight Black Bean Soup (Vegan Optional) recipe via thepigandquill.com - sweet, smoky and so simple. #vegetarian #mealplan #dinnerHi friends! Popping in quickly to direct you to the recipe for one of my favorite soups of the season: an easy, vegan black soup that is so loaded with flavor yet deliriously simple to prepare.

This Easy Weeknight Black Bean Soup was inspired by one of the first black bean soups I ever made, back when I was home from college for the holidays and had not a care in the world but poring over cookbooks (Nigella was having a big, domestic goddess moment) and gleefully living out my own secret crush to the soundtrack of Usher’s U Got it Bad. Life was indulgently easy, and this soup was a reflection of that: rich and sumptuous and fortified with the drippings of — wait for it — a Coca Cola-glazed ham. It was slow-cooked for hours, sweet and savory, with such depth of flavor. I remember dipping my spoon back into the pot over and over, drunk on the potent liquor of those smoky, syrupy beans, always checking the clock. And at the end of the day,  we supped on a soup fit for the gods. It was so, so good.

Easy Weeknight Black Bean Soup (Vegan Optional) recipe via thepigandquill.com - sweet, smoky and so simple. #vegetarian #mealplan #dinnerFortunately, this Easy Weeknight Black Bean Soup is far simpler — and doesn’t take anywhere near a day to prepare (more like 30ish mins – yay!). And lucky for you, I’m sharing the full recipe as my first post for Nosh & Nourish today!

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Easy Weeknight Black Bean Soup (Vegan Optional) recipe via thepigandquill.com - sweet, smoky and so simple. #vegetarian #mealplan #dinner————————————————–

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3 Comments on “Easy Weeknight Black Bean Soup (Vegan Optional)”

  1. Hi Emily – this soup looks fab! Any idea on how well it would freeze? (Thinking of making it with a group of preschoolers and then freezing individual portions for the vegetarians’ lunches the following weeks.) Thanks!

    1. I haven’t frozen this exact soup, but I’ve frozen many similar soups with great success. Can’t imagine it’d be an issue! Hope you and kiddos enjoy. 🙂

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