Chia's Black Bean Soup


  • 1 jar Our Family salsa, mild or medium
  • 4 (14.5 ounce) Cans Our Family no-salt-added black beans
  • 2 teaspoon Our Family cumin, ground
  • 1 teaspoon Our Family chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Our Family salt
  • 2 cup Our Family reduced sodium vegetable or chicken broth
  • Our Family cheddar cheese, shredded, for topping, optional (non-dairy cheese substitute for dairy-free option)
  • Our Family plain Greek yogurt, for topping, optional (non-dairy plain yogurt for dairy-free option)
  • Avocado or guacamole, for topping, optional
  • 1 Medium lime (optional)


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, invite kids to help add beans, cumin, chili pepper, salt, and broth. Once all ingredients are added, turn the heat to high and bring to a boil for one minute.
  2. After one minute, lower heat to medium-low. Let simmer for about 20-25 minutes.
  3. Next, puree with an immersion blender or in batches in a regular blender. If using a regular blender, be sure to vent the pitcher while blending to prevent the lid flying off and soup going everywhere! Taste and add more cumin, chili powder, or salt if needed. Serve with shredded cheese, Greek yogurt, avocado or guacamole, and a squeeze of lime. Refrigerate any uneaten portion and discard after 4 days.