Simple Southwestern Black Bean and Corn Soup
Author: Anita
Prep time: 5 mins
Cook time: 2 mins
Total time: 7 mins
  • 1 box Trader Joe's Latin Style Black Bean Soup
  • 2 jars Trader Joe's Corn and Chile Salsa
  • 1 cup mild diced green chiles (or to taste)
  • optional garnish: crumbled feta or cotija cheese, green onions, sour cream, shredded cheddar or jack cheese, cilantro, whatever
  1. Dump the black bean soup, corn salsa, and green chiles in a pot. Heat and stir to blend. Add chiles to taste, if desired.
  2. Serve in individual soup bowls and top with garnishes of your choice.
  3. Enjoy!
Wow, looks like I’m snowed in today … but I got the perfect soup for the occasion. You can throw this together in minutes yet it’s sooo flavorful and satisfying. It’s vegetarian, but it would also be great with added sausage, ground beef, chicken, whatever.

TJs-soup-corn-200The trick here is combining some already really good stuff from Trader Joe’s, add green chiles, and garnish with whatever you have a hankering for. Their Latin Style Black Bean Soup is already nicely seasoned and has a smooth, pureed texture. Add their Corn and Chile Tomato-Less Salsa and you get a flavorful chunky soup. Then it takes some green chile to add some heat and that awesome chile flavor. I used feta cheese and green onion for garnish, but cheddar, Monterey jack, sour cream, all kinds of accents would be good.

Another plus is that these ingredients can be kept in the pantry and have a shelf life of at least 6 months. I love ingredients at hand for a great meal I can make on the fly without going shopping.

This is one of those recipes that I’ll probably experiment with every time I make it. Hope you like it!
Recipe by Denver Green Chili at