Black Bean Pumpkin Soup

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"This is a delicious soup from Larry's Market, a gourmet grocery store in the Seattle area. It's a perfect first-course soup for company."

Original recipe yields 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (600.9 g)
  • Calories 800.2
  • Total Fat - 25 g
  • Saturated Fat - 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol - 60 mg
  • Sodium - 1494.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 117 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 20.7 g
  • Sugars - 28.5 g
  • Protein - 30 g
  • Calcium - 268.3 mg
  • Iron - 8.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 1.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

In a food processor coarsely puree beans and tomatoes.

Step 2

In a 6-quart heavy kettle cook onion, shallot, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper in butter over moderate heat, stirring, until onion is softened and beginning to brown. Stir in bean puree.

Step 3

Stir in broth, pumpkin, and sherry until combined and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes, or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon.

Step 4

Just before serving, add ham and vinegar and simmer soup, stirring, until heated through.

Step 5

Season soup with salt and pepper.

Step 6

Serve soup garnished with sour cream and toasted pumpkin seeds.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

3 Reviews


Delicious soup for the first cool day we've had! I reduced the amount of cumin just because of personal preference and added more ham for my meat eating son. We both loved it. In fact, he said he'd love to have it again......he wasn't hungry after eating "soup". Thanks for sharing! Made for Autumn Fever Game.


review by:
(15 Nov 2018)

Susie D

I wish There more than 5 stars to award this delicious soup. It now resides in my Best of 2017 cookbook. I opted to use leftover gaucho beans cooked from dried pintos instead of canned black beans. The result was over the top good! All of the flavors meld into this lovely soup. It's well seasoned, but not spicy hot. We garnished our bowls with sour cream, green onion, cilantro, and thin slices of fresh jalapeno. Yum! I will enjoy this pot of soup until the very last drop is gone.


review by:
(5 Sep 2017)


Wow, is this delicious! And so easy using canned goods. Don't skip the vinegar, it really added some zing. Going to put this in my collection of things I freeze to take out in the RV.


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(3 Jun 2015)