Cuban Black Bean Soup Recipe

Posted by
Rate It!
Cuban Black Bean Soup
Add your photo!



  1. Place bay leaves and beans in a Dutch oven.
  2. Add 12 cups water to pan; bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce heat, and simmer 2 1/2 hours or until tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add bell pepper, chopped onion, and shallots to pan; cook 10 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring frequently.
  6. Stir in cumin, dried oregano, and fresh oregano; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  7. Remove from heat; let stand 10 minutes.
  8. Place vegetable mixture in a blender; add remaining 1/2 cup water; puree until smooth.
  9. Add vegetable mixture, sugar, and salt to beans; simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  10. Discard bay leaves.
  11. Combine avocado and juice; toss gently.
  12. Ladle 3/4 cup bean mixture into each of 10 bowls; top each serving with about 3 tablespoons avocado mixture, about 3 tablespoons red onion, 2 tablespoons ham, about 1 1/2 tablespoons cilantro, about 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 teaspoon pumpkinseed kernels, and about 1/2 teaspoon jalapeño pepper.
  13. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.
Kitchen-Friendly View

Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 360.88 Kcal (1511 kJ)
Calories from fat 114.12 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.68g 20%
Cholesterol 11.35mg 4%
Sodium 462.32mg 19%
Potassium 1107.21mg 24%
Total Carbs 45.09g 15%
Sugars 7.61g 30%
Dietary Fiber 12.21g 49%
Protein 19.68g 39%
Vitamin C 49.3mg 82%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 30%
Iron 18.7mg 104%
Calcium 173.7mg 17%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 63.37 Kcal (265 kJ)
Calories from fat 20.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.23g 20%
Cholesterol 1.99mg 4%
Sodium 81.18mg 19%
Potassium 194.42mg 24%
Total Carbs 7.92g 15%
Sugars 1.34g 30%
Dietary Fiber 2.14g 49%
Protein 3.46g 39%
Vitamin C 8.7mg 82%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 30%
Iron 3.3mg 104%
Calcium 30.5mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
Search recipes
by ingredients
Construct & Analyze
Your Recipe

Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.5
  • 9

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • cholesterol free

Share Recipe

Get Your Recipe of Health!
Follow RecipeOfHealth on Facebook!
Scroll to top