Slow Cooker Tangy Coconut Black Bean Soup

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We think you’ll love this amazing Slow Cooker Tangy Black Bean Coconut Soup. The thick tomato and coconut broth will please your taste buds and will help you stay on track with your healthy eating goals. Add some heat if you like, with a pinch of smoky paprika or ground chipotle.

Recommended Slow Cooker Size: 2 quarts

Be sure to also try some of our other delicious Skinny Soup Recipes, like our immensely popular, Slow Cooker Chicken Fiesta Soup, Skinny Chicken Tortilla Soup and Slow Cooker Butternut Squash Soup.

Slow Cooker Tangy Coconut Black Bean Soup

Slow Cooker Tangy Coconut Black Bean Soup

Recommended Slow Cooker Size: 2 quarts

Yields: 8 Servings | Serving Size: 1 Cup | Calories: 133 | Total Fat: 3 g | Sodium: 183 mg | Carbohydrates: 21 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints (Freestyle): 1 |


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry black beans (rinse)
  • 3 cups vegetable broth, low sodium
  • 1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons cumin, ground
  • 1 cup light coconut milk, canned not carton (optional regular milk, whole or low-fat)
  • Kosher or sea salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Add dry beans and 2 cups water to a sauce pan, cover and soak overnight. Drain and rinse before adding to slow cooker.
  2. In a medium skillet, heat oil to medium-low and saute onion until tender, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and saute one additional minute. Add onion and garlic to slow cooker along with black beans, broth, tomato sauce, water, cilantro and cumin, stir.
  3. Cook on low for 8-10 hours. It's done when the beans are tender. Add the remaining ingredients, stir and cook an additional 15 minutes. If preferred use an immersion blender to make a creamier soup. We prefer the black beans whole.

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6 Comments on "Slow Cooker Tangy Coconut Black Bean Soup"

  1. Julie  February 26, 2012

    Is there a way to alter the recipe to use canned beans rather than dry?  Less moisture?  Shorter cooking time?

    • skinnyms  February 28, 2012

      Julie – You can add canned beans instead of dry with no problem. You probably won't need to cook it as long, but you can add any amount of beans you'd like to have. Hope you enjoy it.

  2. Catherine Belardo  August 27, 2012

    Could you use low sodium chicken broth instead of vegetable broth? Or would that taste weird?

  3. Kristine  August 28, 2012

    What if you have a larger crock pot, could you still make this recipe? How would you need to alter the recipe to accomodate the larger crock pot?

    • Skinny Ms.  August 28, 2012

      Kristine, I would double the recipe for a large size slow cooker, or at least make 1 and 1/2 of the recipe.


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