Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup {Easiest Soup Ever}

by Kelli H. on January 18, 2012

Soup, soup, soup!
Believe me when I say, I know I post a lot of soup recipes. I’m not going to apologize though. I love soup! When I was in culinary school, people would ask me, “What is your favorite thing to cook?”. I think that’s a very broad question, but I would always reply, “soup”. Call me lazy, but I love the easiness of soups. They usually require very little dishes; cutting board, knife, spoon, and pot. Clean up is very easy which is always a plus! I love that you saute everything up first and then simmer for a while. 
Well, this soup, doesn’t require much, hence it’s the easiest soup ever.
I first made this soup back in 2006 for my family. I wrote in the book that it was the easiest soup I’ve ever made. I’d say that’s still true today.
Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup
adapted from Rachael Ray Veggie Meals
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, in juice
1 can (15 oz) black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (15 oz) pumpkin puree
1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
 1/2 cup heavy cream
S&P to taste
1. Heat a pot over medium heat, and add olive oil. Saute onion about 5 minutes or until soft. Add broth, tomatoes, black beans, and pumpkin. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and stir in curry powder, cumin, red pepper flakes, and salt/pepper to taste. Simmer about 5 minutes. Stir in heavy cream. Serve.
Do you like pumpkin in savory dishes?
I do!

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Kathryn @ Flopoodle January 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm

Such a great winter soup! I love cumin in everything so this looks perfect.


Made in Sonoma January 18, 2012 at 5:43 pm

I love cumin too, it’s a great spice.


Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog January 18, 2012 at 6:01 pm

I never had pumpkin soup before but yours look delicious! I love how easy it is to make it too. šŸ™‚


Em (Wine and Butter) January 18, 2012 at 6:26 pm

I saw your blog name and I had to swtich over – I LOVE the wine county! And I also love pumpkin in savoury dishes! šŸ™‚


Made in Sonoma January 18, 2012 at 7:26 pm

I’m glad you found me! I’m going to try harder this year to feature more wine related topics on my blog. It’s hard though because my boyfriend is a homebrewer. haha.

BTW, I love your blog name!


Simply Life January 19, 2012 at 1:36 am

oh this soup looks fabulous!


Jane January 19, 2012 at 3:17 am

Your soups always look and sound amazing!! One of these days Ill stop being lazy and make one!!


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