Instant Pot Vegan Black Bean Soup

by Jill Dalton

This Black Bean Soup is the perfect recipe to make in an Instant Pot. It is simple enough to put all the ingredients into the Instant Pot in the morning, program to start a couple hours before you get home and you will have a hot, comforting, nutritious soup ready and waiting for you when you get home from work.

Instant Pot Black Bean Soup

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Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat
Rating: 3.4/5
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1 lb dry black beans
1 large onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 -15 oz can chopped tomatoes
1 liter low sodium vegetable broth
1/2 tsp cumin


  1. Press the Sate button on the Instant Pot
  2. Sate onions and garlic until translucent
  3. Add remaining ingredients
  4. Press Pressure Cook button on Instant Pot
  5. Program for 35 minutes
  6. Let cook
  7. Let instant Pot sit for 20 minutes after it is done cooking
  8. Turn the pressure release valve to vent 
  9. Open Instant Pot and serve
  10. I like to serve mine with a spritz of lime juice and chunks of avocado
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Stan January 6, 2019 - 9:32 pm

Jill, I have heard that you should not consume the juice from cooking Black Beans because of a byproduct off the beans. That is why you always rinse black beans in a can, not just because it looks unappetizing. Have you heard this before? Love your video’s and recipe’s! Especially the Crack dressing! Thanks for everything!!

Jill Dalton January 7, 2019 - 9:17 am

I have heard this. I used to soak mine overnight and then pour off the water. There are so many opinions out there saying whether to soak or not and I have tried both. I get the same results from both soaking and not soaking. Meaning, we still get gas =)

John Benedict February 1, 2019 - 1:31 am

Some plants like beans are high in lectins and soaking, then pressure cooking them, destroys those lectins making them safer to eat. So I have been told. What is your view on this?

Jill Dalton February 1, 2019 - 9:36 am

You are right. I think soaking before cooking them is definitely better and healthier for you.

Beth Thomas December 14, 2019 - 9:55 am

How long to cook soup on the stovetop?

Jill Dalton December 16, 2019 - 7:26 pm

At least a couple hours or until the beans are soft.

Beth Thomas December 16, 2019 - 7:54 pm

Thanks. Pls always include stovetop cooking times in your recipe directions for those of us who don’t own an Instantpot.

connie February 18, 2019 - 3:39 pm

I don’t have a instant pot, can I use my crockpot ?

Jill Dalton February 19, 2019 - 8:41 am

Absolutely =) cook on medium for 6 hours

Monica Masso-Rivetti March 15, 2019 - 7:19 am

I have a small pressure cooker. Wondering if this is too much volume for my appliance. What size is your instant pot? Approximately how much volume do you get in the end? Could just use my crockpot. Thanks. Enjoy your show and recipes!

Jill Dalton March 15, 2019 - 8:51 am

My Instant Pot is an 8 qt. You could always cut the recipe in half .

Ashley May 29, 2019 - 9:40 am

Looks delicious! How long would I need to cook this if I make it on the stovetop?

Kathy Sims December 21, 2020 - 3:01 pm

Jill..just received the cookbook. Reading the black bean soup recipe. Not having an instant pot how does one go about using slow cooker or Stovetop? Aren’t you suppose to soak dry beans before cooking? Can you provide more details?

Jill Dalton December 22, 2020 - 10:12 am

Here is the original recipe for the black bean soup that we made 5 years ago =) It is for the slow cooker.

Kathy Sims December 22, 2020 - 10:24 am

Thank you! Love the cookbook..


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