Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

A hearty home cooked sweet potato soup, you can have this prepped and on the table in 40 minutes. 

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Cook Time30 min
  • Total Time40 min
  • Cuisine
    • American
  • Course
    • Main Course
    • Lunch
  • Suitable for Diet


  • 2 T. extra virgin 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 t. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 T. ground cumin
  • 2 t. chili powder
  • ½ t. dried oregano
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 T. tomato paste
  • 2 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 c. vegetable broth
  • 1 c. frozen corn
  • ¼ c. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 T. fresh lemon juice



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, stirring occasionally, until the veggies become soft and fragrant, around 4-5 minutes


Add crushed red pepper, cumin, chili powder, and dried oregano. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the spices become fragrant, approximately 1-2 minutes


Add sweet potatoes, tomato paste, and black beans. Season with additional salt and black pepper, if desired, and stir to combine.

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


Stir in the corn, cilantro and fresh lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasonings, as desired, before serving. Enjoy!

  • Nutrition Facts

  • 4 servings per container
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories0
  • % Daily Value*Standard DV
  • Total Fat0.8 g78 g1.03%
  • Saturated Fat0.2 g20 g1%
  • Trans Fat0.1 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat0.4 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat0.1 g
  • Cholesterol0 mg300 mg0%
  • Sodium1454.8 mg2300 mg63.25%
  • Total Carbohydrate56.6 g275 g20.58%
  • Dietary Fiber13.1 g28 g46.79%
  • Total Sugars12.6 g
  • Protein11 g50 g22%
  • Vitamin A152.4 mcg900 mcg16.93%
  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)36.8 mg90 mg40.89%
  • Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)0 mcg2.4 mcg0%