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Easy and Healthy Instant Pot Black Bean Soup

This healthy black bean soup is prepared in Instant Pot using raw beans. No need to soak the beans prior to cooking.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Lunch / Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican Inspired
Servings: 5

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup raw black beans
  • 1/2 red and green pepper each diced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 small tomatoes diced
  • 2-3 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 2 cup vegetable stock or chicken stock + 2 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp  cooking oil

Seasonings/Spice Mix

For Serving

  • low-fat tortilla chips
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 lime cut into wedges or slices

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a saute mode in the Instant Pot. Add garlic and onion and cook until translucent.
  • Then add diced pepper, tomato, raw black beans and all the spices mentioned under seasoning mix. Saute the mixture for 2-3 mins.
  • Add chicken stock and water.
  • Cover the instant pot with its lid. Cancel the saute mode and manually set high pressure for 25 min*.
  • Once the timer is off let pressure release for about 10 min on its own. Then turn the valve to the venting position and release the remaining pressure.
  • Remove the lid and add finely chopped cilantro.
  • Serve warm with avocado slices, tortilla chips to make this soup tastier and filling.

Notes

  1. *It will take some time to reach the pressure and then the timer will start.
  2. You can roughly mash the cooked beans using a wooden spatula or use a hand blender to partially blend the beans. It will give a thick consistency to the soup.