Welcome to my VERY FIRST Instant Pot recipe!! This vegetarian dairy free black bean soup is creamy, hearty and full of so much flavor thanks to the addition of veggies like carrots, celery, and my secret ingredient: a little jarred salsa!!

This recipe calls for dried black beans versus canned which not only reduces the amount of sodium in this recipe, but dried black beans are packed with so much flavor. Thanks to the Instant Pot, you can cook your black beans without soaking them in just about 40 minutes!

If you can’t find dried guajillo chilis in a supermarket near you, buy them on amazon HERE.

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Instant Pot Black Bean Soup





Yield 6 Servings


  • 16 oz. dried black beans, rinsed 
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 1/2 cup diced carrots
  • 1 jalapeno, finely diced
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 5 cups vegetable or chicken broth 
  • 2 tomatoes, diced small
  • 3 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3 tbsp taco seasoning ( I use Trader Joe's Taco Seasoning)
  • 2 bay Leaves
  • 2 dried guajillo chili peppers
  • 1/4 cup scallions finely sliced
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped small 
  • 1 cup jarred salsa- I love Pace Picante Salsa

Optional Toppings for Soup:

  • Cotija Cheese or Shredded Cheddar/Pepper Jack
  • Fried or Baked Tortilla Strips/Chips
  • Dollop of Sour Cream 
  • Few Dashes Hot Sauce
  • Scoop of brown rice, white rice or quinoa


  1. Turn your Instant Pot on to saute mode (medium heat) and add oil. Once oil is hot, add the cumin seeds. Once cumin seeds begin to splutter add the jalapeños, onion, celery, and carrots. Continue to stir for 2-3 minutes and add salt.
  2. Add the tomato, garlic, taco seasoning, and continue to cook for another 3-4 minutes. (Turn saute mode to low if necessary).
  3. Add the broth, the beans and stir well using a spatula to scrape up any browned bits in the pot. Add the bay leaf and whole guajillo peppers. 
  4. Close the lid, making sure the vent is in the sealing position and turn on the pressure cooker mode on high and set timer for 40 minutes. 
  5. After 40 minutes, use the quick release valve to let out steam (carefully).
  6. Open the lid. Remove the bay leaf and guajillo chili.
  7. Using a hand blender, puree the soup just slightly so it has a creamier consistency. If you don't have a hand blender, transfer two cups of the soup into a blender, let it cool, blend it and then return it to the IP.
  8.  Add in salsa, scallions and cilantro. If the soup is not to your desired consistency- you can add more broth or water at this point (adjust salt). 
  9. Serve the soup HOT with above mentioned toppings!