Making a hearty and super quick black bean soup seems like a dinner hour fantasy, but canned black beans are so flavorful that they do the job perfectly. I highly recommend using organic black beans, which are packed in a flavorful liquid that’s not overly salty.
Organic canned black beans are often lower in sodium than their conventional counterparts. If you do use organic, don’t drain and rinse as usually suggested for canned beans — the liquid from the can adds lots of flavor to the soup base. Otherwise, if using conventional canned black beans, drain and rinse as usual. Not only is the liquid salty, but it has a less than desirable consistency.