nutritional information

Per 1-cup serving :

  • Calories: 232
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 42 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 271 mg
  • Fiber: 8 g
  • Sugar: 7 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Buckwheat-Black Bean Soup

Buckwheat-Black Bean Soup

Serves 4

Roasted or raw buckwheat gives this soup body so that it tastes as if it has been simmering for hours.
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced (1 Tbs.)
  • ¼ cup kasha or buckwheat groats
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1½ cups cooked black beans, or 1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup grated carrots
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tbs. lime juice

Heat oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper, and sauté 5 minutes. Add garlic, kasha, and chili powder, and sauté 3 minutes more. Stir in broth, beans, carrots, corn, bay leaf, and 2 cups water, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 20 minutes, or until kasha is tender. Stir in cilantro and lime juice.

October 2010 p.38

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My husband doesn't like beans unless they're mashed/mixed up with other things to mask the taste/texture. This soup is really pretty good if you blend the whole batch. It becomes a thick, hearty soup fit for a meal.

Myron - 2015-01-03 02:05:53

Try this

Mary - 2014-07-13 12:57:07

Please get an app. !

Kim - 2014-01-07 05:52:01

Buck-wheat Black Bean Soup sounded delish. Copied the recipe down and learned it only takes 20 minutes to make! I will be making this tomorrow! I have a party to go to today.

Ginger Tansil - 2014-01-01 11:39:24

For u my friend

deany mccluskey - 2013-12-29 20:05:38

super good.reminds me a taste of tortilla soup minus all the calories and meat of course.will make it again and again and again.....:)

halina k - 2013-09-17 12:32:37


Jennifer Lawter - 2013-06-21 01:11:38

Delightful, flavorful. I threw in some red pepper flakes for heat! Will make again.

Susan Dadian - 2012-11-11 13:27:49

This was my first time using kasha in a recipe and I loved it. I used fresh parsley instead of cilantro but otherwise no substitutions. I thought the soup had a lot of flavor and came together very quickly. A nice meal for a weekday!

Allison Hughes - 2012-10-01 23:38:15

My husband and I really enjoyed this. I'll make this again!

Sarah Burns Warman - 2012-09-23 21:25:22

Ok this was a very nice soup. I added a little cayenne to give it a bit of spice. Other than that, it was a delicious and filling soup. Very easy to make.

James - 2011-03-26 19:51:19

I love this soup! I added a little smoked Chipotle hot sauce to give it a little kick and more depth of flavor. Worked perfectly! I also mixed in some steamed kale because I just have to have my greens!

Julia Sarver - 2011-01-31 17:47:47

This is a great soup. Just add a little bit of more salt. There are other soups recipes on

Lloyd - 2011-01-14 16:01:52

I added a jalapeno,salt and cayanne pepper, it was fabulous!

Sally - 2011-01-03 19:22:42

I added a little salt to the soup. Honestly I've found that salt's a must in ALL cooking. Also I left out the corn and replaced the buckwheat with barley.

Katharine - 2010-12-21 22:10:36