Vegan Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe (2024)

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More and more people are turning to vegetarian or vegan cuisine for at least part of their weekly diet and so finding suitable and fresh plant-based dishes is crucial to keep mealtimes interesting. This Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe really packs some flavor, is ready in just 40 minutes, and uses the following key ingredients: bell peppers, spices, corn, black beans, and sweet potatoes.

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe

The full ingredients list and instructions are found in the printable recipe card at the end of this post. I highly recommend reading the blog post all the way through so that you don’t miss any tips or substitution suggestions, to ensure that you have all the ingredients and equipment required and understand the steps and timings involved.

What’s black, orange, and filled with good-for-you nutrients? If you guessed our black bean and sweet potato soup recipe, you’re right!

This vegan soup can be enjoyed the whole year-round, it’s hearty and comforting for the autumn and winter, yet fresh and satisfying for spring and summer.

Onions, garlic, herbs, and spices are sautéed first to release all their fragrant goodness, and then the rest of the ingredients are added and left to simmer away.

The soup is so easy, so delicious! Plus, it’s packed with fiber and protein to keep you satisfied.

Whether you’re vegetarian or vegan or just looking for an easy weeknight meal, this soup is sure to please.

Ingredients & Equipment Used In This Recipe

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It may not include staple ingredients such as oil, salt, sugar, etc., as you’re likely to have those in your kitchen. The complete list of ingredients with measurements is found in the recipe card.

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More Recipes Using Black Beans

One of the hero ingredients in this dish is black beans, so here are some more recipes using the same:

  • Vegan Black Bean Lettuce Wraps
  • Black Bean Salsa Cups Appetizer

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  • Buddha’s Delight – A Chinese Vegan Recipe
  • Georgian Ajapsandali – An Aubergine Stew with Pepper, Tomato and Bulgur
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How Do I Make Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup?

Check out the printable recipe card below with full ingredients and instructions. Any demonstration photos do not print out to save your ink.

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

Yield: 4

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

This Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe really packs some flavor, is ready in just 40 minutes.


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, diced
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ½ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tbsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 (15-oz/400g) cans black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro (coriander), chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice


  1. Heat olive oil in a large soup pot over medium heat and add red onion and bell peppers. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste. Cook for 4-5 minutes, stirring occasionally until the veggies become soft and fragrant.
  2. Add crushed red pepper, cumin, chili powder, and dried oregano. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally until the spices become fragrant.
  3. Add sweet potatoes, tomato paste, and black beans. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and stir to combine.
  4. Add vegetable broth and increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil, then immediately reduce to medium-low. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are fork-tender.
  5. Stir in corn, cilantro, and fresh lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired, before serving. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information:

Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 293Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 659mgCarbohydrates: 50gFiber: 10gSugar: 13gProtein: 9g

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