Black Bean Soup

Black Bean Soup

4.5 of 5 (187)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 122.7
  • Total Fat: 0.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 781.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 25.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.0 g
  • Protein: 9.1 g

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Introduction

Three ingredients, 10 minutes and dinner is ready! Three ingredients, 10 minutes and dinner is ready!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cans black beans, rinsed & drained
    2 cups chicken broth
    1 cup salsa

Tips

Change up the flavor by using different flavors of salsa.


Directions

Heat all ingredients in large pot on stove until heated through.
Transfer to a blender or use an immersion blender to puree into a "creamy" black bean soup.
Garnish with fresh cilantro or other herbs.

Member Ratings For This Recipe


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    Incredible!
    38 of 41 people found this review helpful
    This is a good basic recipe. I like to add other things to spice it up and give it more of a healthy punch. I saute up about 1/2 c. each of onion, celery and carrots in a bit of butter. Then I add 1 tbsp of cumin. I blend it & add another can of beans to give it a few chunks. Serve w/ sour cream. - 2/2/11


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    Incredible!
    24 of 24 people found this review helpful
    Swapped vegetable broth for chicken broth to align with my vegan life style. I'm a garlic lover so I added about a teaspoon of minced garlic and two tsp cumin. So good, and so quick to make. - 3/11/12


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    Incredible!
    24 of 25 people found this review helpful
    This soup is awesome! I added a tsp. of cumin and it was delicious creamy goodness! I added fresh cilantro and fat free sour cream as toppings.I will be making this soup at least once a week. - 1/1/12


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    Incredible!
    19 of 19 people found this review helpful
    I love this soup! I add cooked chicken and a little cilantro and dont blend it. I've also cooked it down some and used it as a dip. It's awesome no matter how we fix it!! - 1/12/11


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    Incredible!
    18 of 19 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I made it with dry black beans, and it took 30 minutes to cook them in pressure cooker (I used about 1.5 cups dry beans + 4 cups water + 1 chicken bouillon cube). After the beans were cooked, I added some chili pepper paste, the salsa and 2 cloves of garlic, then puréed in Cuisinart. YUM! - 9/1/10


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    Incredible!
    10 of 10 people found this review helpful
    Awesome, used low sodium chicken broth which cut the sodium drastically. Topped with 2% Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and you wouldn't know the difference. Husband loved it and he is picky. Will keep it on the dinner rotation for sure. - 9/23/11


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    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
    How much is in one serving? Looking to try it, but want to make sure I know how many servings I'm eating? Hard to eye ball 6 servings from a pot. - 12/28/12


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    Very Good
    7 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe! I adapted the recipe: I added about a cup cut bell pepper and half the beans to the pot. I let the pot simmer for about 10 minutes then I pureed the mix in a blender, leaving it slightly chunky. I put the mix and rest of the beans into the pot to simmer 10 more minutes. Yum! - 9/9/12


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    Incredible!
    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
    I doubled the recipe so I had leftovers for work all week and I added cooked shredded chicken breast for more protein. This was excellent and so easy. Thanks - 3/4/12


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    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
    Make sure you check the nutrition information...different brands have a different amount of calories per serving of broth, beans, or salsa. I'd suggest doing a recipe makeover to check your ingredients. - 12/29/12


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    Incredible!
    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
    Easy & delicious! I added sauteed onions and celery, cumin, sage & tarragon too.
    - 12/4/11


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    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Love this- I added a few diced sweet potatoes, cooked in the broth first. - 8/18/11


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    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Absolutetly fabulous. The cilantro is the key. A small dollop of PLAIN fat free greek yogurt gives a tang like sour cream but without all the calories. - 12/28/12


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    Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wow, made this for lunch, quick and very yummy. I added a little bit of shredded cheese and touch of cumin. So fast.....I hateeee to cook so this is a keeper!!! - 12/20/12


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    Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    great taste as written. I used about 16oz chicken broth...room for a little error on any of the measurements. didn't expect much...but loved it. - 8/30/12


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    Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Wow, this soup is excellent. I used some of the suggestions from the comments and it turned out great. - 3/23/12


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    Very Good
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Pretty darn good and quick! I wish i hadn't blended it so much, but otherwise, now one of my top recipes. - 2/16/11


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    Incredible!
    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Yum! I had this with dinner last night. The flavor is really good for just 3 ingredients! It was a bit too soupy for me as a black bean dish. I will just use less broth next time. Thank you so much for sharing! - 1/16/13


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    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    this is good but i added cumin, onion, red pepper, crushed tomato s and cilanro and turmenic(liver cleaner) - 1/12/13


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    Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Needed a LITTLE bit of seasoning, cumin and red pepper but, still very good without - 9/18/12


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This soup is way too flavorful to be this easy and fast to prepare!!
    It will be made again and again.
    thank you got2run
    - 1/16/13


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    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I, too, add cumin to black bean soup. It doesn't take much but it makes a world of difference. - 12/28/12


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    Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This has got to be one of the best black bean recipes ever! - 12/20/12


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    Incredible!
    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
    amazing - 12/20/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Amazing soup. I added the carrot, celery and onion to "beef" it up. - 2/5/13


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow! Soooo easy! I used chiptle salsa in the recipe and served it over texmati rice! Yum! The whole family loved it! It will definitely be one of my favorite recipes! - 1/17/13


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I only made 1/2 this recipe. Wasn't sure I would like it. How could anything so simple be good? Well, I LOVED IT! Very, simple, quick and satisfying. I'll be making this often. Makes a good lunch with a salad. - 12/31/12


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe on a cold wintery afternoon! I added rice and smoked sausage, with pita bread as a side. - 12/30/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Came out great! - 12/28/12


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    open heat and eat . simple right . well let me tell you add different seasoning and make it special . cumin . garlic . - 12/28/12


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Sounds yummy. I love onion and garlic so would probably add both. Will be trying this in the very near future!! - 12/28/12


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Really tasty! - 12/20/12


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    Very Good
    1 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I'll try this soon. Serving size would be useful in the nutritional info. - 12/20/12


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy, quick and yummy!!!! Thanks :-) - 11/9/12


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Incredibly easy, few calories and a good pick me up. - 9/23/12


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This sounds just wonderful. Could you please tell me what size can of chicken broth to use? - 3/30/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    easy and tasty - 1/15/12


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Love this soup. It is delicious and easy to make - 12/6/11


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    Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    It was tasty. I added some barley to it - 9/30/11


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great soup. - 9/22/11


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Oh yum! Easy, tasty and full of good stuff! Who can ask for more? - 2/20/11


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    Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I'm going to make this for tonight. It sounds yummy. - 1/21/11


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Delicious and so easy to prepare. I prefer chunky soups, so I did not blend. Hubby asked that I make it again soon. - 1/16/11


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Going to try this today! - 12/12/10


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    Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    JUST HEARING ABOUT THIS SOUP MAKE WANT TOO DO A POT. PLUS A GOOD WAY TOO ADD MORE FIBER . - 11/3/10


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Quick, Easy, and Delicious! - 10/10/10


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So easy and yummy! I love black beans! - 7/13/10


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I added ground cumin ... delicious soup and couldn't be easier! - 2/17/10


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Too easy and so good. I will make this often - 1/24/10


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very simple and tasty, thick and filling. I did not feel like pulling out my blender so I used my potato masher and added a little pepper sauce to my own serving. Yum! - 5/5/09


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    Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This is one of my favorites!! I add corn, red onion, and green pepper and it just adds a bit more to it.

    Last time I made it, I didn't blend it, and instead just let it simmer a bit longer, and it was just as good!
    - 12/11/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My family liked it and said I should make it again. They liked scooping it up with Tortilla chips. The calorie count is great and I like this kind of soup. - 11/6/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Sooooo good. I did some of the modifications and it was delicious. Since moving, I haven't been able to find my favorite canned version, but this is just as good, cheaper, and better for me! - 11/4/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was very good!

    One question though - how big is a serving?
    - 10/19/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good! Easy. - 10/17/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Loved it! I put some reduced fat cheddar cheese in it and it was so good! Will definitely be eating this more. Easy to make too. - 10/2/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This soup is wonderful, I am so surprised. I did add seasoning - chili powder, cumin, & black pepper. I will be eating this every week. - 10/1/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Excellent soup! Didn't look so great but the flavor was wonderful. I will make it with mild salsa next time so the kids can eat it too. Thanks!!! - 9/30/08


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    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    I love black beans. This is another good way to enjoy them. Thanks. I know I will love it. - 9/30/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Excellent flavor, very filling. - 9/30/08


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    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make this all the time..I do use fat free chicken broth to cut the calories, I also add fat free refried beans to it to thicken it...we LOVE it!@ - 9/30/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great, easy, tasty, and healthy - a great combination. I used hot chunky salsa, added corn, and didn't blend. I may mix up the seasonings even more next time... - 9/30/08


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    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I hate cooking. This is grate. Everyone loves it. I do have to watch the sodium.
    Thanks
    - 9/30/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I made this and loved it~ I used low sodium organic chicken broth and half salsa and half tomatoes. It really tastes good! I would make it again.\ - 9/30/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love it it is soo easy to put together - 9/30/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    tasty, inexpensive and healthy....what more can you ask for! Thank you! - 9/30/08


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    Very Good
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Great! I made it with some variations.
    Used Rotel Tomatos...added a chicken breast diced and cooked - cilantra, lime juice and garlic.
    - 9/30/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is awsome. Can't wait to try it with a few of the add ons mentioned here in the comments. I love stuff that is this easy and flavorful and filling. - 9/30/08


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    Incredible!
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Easy and good. Low-sodium broth is better for our diets so I used that.
    I added chopped tomato and onion to the cilantro garnish and served with low-fat quesadillas.
    - 9/30/08


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    O.K.
    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Looks simple. I would puree it for a thicker texture and add some FF sour cream or plain yogurt for flavour. Thanks for posting. - 9/30/08


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    Incredible!
    Made it this morning. I used my Braun handheld to break it up in the pot. Very nice. I will make this again, using some of the variations from the comments. - 5/1/21


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    Incredible!
    Our favorite beans - 3/19/21


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    Incredible!
    GOOD & EASY, but used diced tomatoes, my own seasonings, included 3 caramelized sweet (walla-walla type) onions+2 cloves garlic, tho much less salsa; great way to use up salsa bits, and *great* that it's a pantry recipe. Here's mine: https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-det
    ail.asp?recipe=3618146
    - 3/3/21


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    thanks - 2/15/21


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    Thanks - 1/28/21


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    Sounds easy! - 1/16/21


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    way too much sodium, i either use water or sodium free chicken broth or veggie broth - 1/6/21


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    So delicious and like so many others I also added fresh garlic so yummy - 12/20/20


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    Interesting... - 12/9/20


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    So tasty! - 12/8/20


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    Incredible!
    Just what I needed. A quick and easy homemade soup recipe. And it's yummy - 11/24/20


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    Very Good
    good and very easy and quick - 11/21/20


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    Incredible!
    YUM - 10/24/20


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    Good
    this was good but I did add more spices. - 9/16/20


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    I'm not a fan of salsa so added chopped veggies such as mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, celery, cauliflower, and some onion powder and garlic powder... got my rainbow of veggies in and it was delish - 8/24/20


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    this was good but even better when added more veggies and spice - 8/24/20


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    Incredible!
    Great recipe - 8/5/20


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    Incredible!
    Really tasty - black beans are one of my favorites. I also add celery, carrots, and onion while cooking. We also top beans with sliced jalapeño, fresh cilantro, and wedges of lime. Very healthy. - 6/20/20


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    O.K.
    Ok - 3/17/20


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    O.K.
    Wasn't bad but my men didn't care for it. - 1/27/20


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    thanks - 1/7/20


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    Delicious! - 11/20/19


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    Great way to get in your vegetables especially black beans. Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to making this. - 11/19/19


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    Incredible!
    I love this black bean soup recipe! Yummy - 11/4/19


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    Incredible!
    Blended 1/2 the bean with 1/2 the broth and add to remaining soup base. Added 1 cup corn, 1/4 tsp pepper flakes, 1tsp garlic and 1 Tbsp cumin. Topped with sour cream and cilantro. Delish!!! - 10/25/19


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    Nice - 9/27/19


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    Incredible!
    Awesome!!! - 9/26/19


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    Incredible!
    Fast and easy recipe and makes a nice soup pretty fast. - 9/21/19


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    Such a great idea for me as its an easy way for a great lunch - 4/1/19


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    Very Good
    Yum healthy - 3/24/19