Recipe: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Soup

My love for Mexican food has been well documented on this blog so I thought it was about time I turned those flavours into a soup and this black bean & sweet potato soup was the result! It’s filling and warming making it the perfect winter comfort food, whilst still being healthy!

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

Ingredients List

  • Brown onion
  • 3 celery sticks
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3tsp cumin
  • 2tsp paprika
  • 1tsp chilli flakes
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 500g sweet potato
  • 2 cans black beans
  • 2 cups corn
  • Fresh coriander
  • Lime
  • Chilli
  • Avocado, tortilla chips, hot sauce (optional)


  1. Dice the onion, celery and garlic
  2. Heat some oil in the base of a large saucepan and cook the onion, celery and garlic until softened and translucent
  3. Add the cumin, coriander and chilli flakes and stir 1-2 minutes
  4. Add the tomatoes, stock and water and bring to the boil, then reduce to a simmer
  5. Peel and dice the sweet potato and add to the saucepan, stirring to combine and cook for 10 minutes
  6. Drain and rinse the black beans and add to the saucepan with the corn, stirring to combine
  7. Simmer for 10-15 minutes until the sweet potato is tender and the soup has reduced to your desired thickness
  8. Spoon into serving bowls, squeeze in lime juice and add coriander and sliced chilli to taste
  9. Top with diced avocado and serve with tortilla chips

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

What I particularly love about this soup is that it reheats incredibly well, and the flavours develop the longer you leave them. I tend to make the soup itself not overly spicy but then up the heat with some hot sauce or added chilli when I serve it, otherwise by day two or three it can have quite the kick!

I also cook mine until lots of the liquid has been reduced as I love a chunky soup, but if you’re planning on eating it over a few days then leave a little extra liquid as it tends to evaporate anyway! The soup is fresh, filling, spicy and delicious, and it’s my new favourite Mexican meal!

Black Bean & Sweet Potato Soup | I Spy Plum Pie

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4 Comments on Recipe: Black Bean & Sweet Potato Soup

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      October 6, 2016 at 7:19 pm (8 years ago)

      I usually find them near the mexican food section, hopefully you can pick some up too!

  1. Kim @zonktdesigns
    August 8, 2016 at 9:05 pm (8 years ago)

    What a delicious flavour combination. I’m so making this Black bean and sweet potato two of my favourite things! YUMMMM
    Thanks for linking up to Your Weekly Feed. xx

    • I Spy Plum Pie (admin)
      October 6, 2016 at 7:22 pm (8 years ago)

      I hope you love it!


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