Tomatillo and Black Bean Soup

I recently joined a neighborhood co-op to get fresh fruits and veggies and this is the first week to get a basket.  We were thrilled with all of the food we got.  Coincidentally, my husband has also mentioned several times that he wanted me to make something with tomatillos.  In our co-op basket we had a dozen or so tomatillos so this seemed like the perfect time to make something with them.  This is a quick and easy soup recipe that you can just throw in the crock pot and have a meal ready when you get home.  It’s hearty and filling – perfect for a cold winter night!  We had the vegetarian version for Meatless Monday, but you could add some chicken if you wanted some meat.

tomatillo soup

Tomatillo and Black Bean Soup


1 onion

8 tomatillos, chopped

1 T minced garlic

1 T dried cilantro

2 tsp oregano

2 tsp ground cumin

1 T chili powder

Salt (to taste)

2 cans black beans, rinsed well

2 cans diced fire roasted tomatoes with juice

1 bag frozen organic corn

4 cups vegetable broth

1 cup water

½ cup uncooked Texmati rice

Fresh squeezed lime juice

1 cup chopped cilantro

Add all ingredients to crock pot except lime juice and cilantro.  Cook on low for 8 hours.  In last 10-15 minutes, add lime juice and cilantro.  Garnish with additional cilantro, jalapeno, and avocado.


4 comments on “Tomatillo and Black Bean Soup

  1. […] Black Bean and Tomatillo Soup  This is another flavorful soup and can be made as spicy (or as non-spicy) as you’d like! […]

  2. my girlfriend made this today for our pinterest party and it was delish. She used brown rice instead of the texmati and it was sooooo tasty.

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