Daniel Fast soup that will warm you up!

Black Bean Minestrone

Black Bean Minestrone

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
½ cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrots
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups water or Vegetable Broth 
1 (15-oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 cup fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 cup chopped tomatoes, unpeeled, unseeded
1 cup chopped fresh spinach or ½ cup frozen spinach, thawed
2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 1 ½ teaspoons dried basil
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley or 1 ½ teaspoons dried parsley
½ teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook onions, carrots, and celery until vegetables are softened. Stir in garlic, and cook for another minute, stirring constantly so garlic doesn’t burn.

Add water or broth, black beans, green beans, tomatoes, spinach, basil, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Simmer, uncovered, over low heat about 20 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. Stir in parsley before serving.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 ¼ cups)

Recipe Notes

  • Add barley, brown rice, or whole grain pasta.
  • Other vegetables to add: corn, peas, potatoes, squash, or zucchini.


  1. Liked this one — it’s a keeper!

  2. We ate this one with rice — good recipe.

  3. This was delicious! I didn’t have green beans, but the soup was still hearty and filling. 🙂

  4. Rachel, I’m glad you liked it! That’s the great thing about soup. You can use whatever you have on hand as far as vegetables, legumes, and/or beans. Thanks for your comment!

  5. WOW! This soup was DELISH!!! Made it yesterday and making it again today!! Thank you for the recipe!!

  6. I am not the best cook but our church started the Daniel fast thanks for this recipe it looks very good! My family will thank you

  7. I would like to print the recipes but there is no option for that.

    • I apologize that I do not have an actual “print” button to make it easier, but you are certainly able to print recipes. Another option is to get my book, which has 100+ recipes in it already printed out for you! 🙂

  8. This soup is delicious. I didn’t have fresh tomatoes so used to Hunts-sodium roasted tomatoes. Thanks to your book I now have enough recipes to keep me going with a lot of variety.

    Regarding the print issue, email it to yourself and print from your inbox.

  9. Can you make this in a crock pot?

    • Sure! It would work great in a crock pot.

      • Sheila J. says:

        Thanks for your recipes. I have a pot on now. It smells good. I used kale, didn’t have spinach. This will keep me supplied for a few days. I also made the pumpkin black bean soup. Soo delicious. I started the Daniel Fast on Monday and staying faithful. So many varieties of food, makes it easier to stay on task. Thank you so much.

        • You’re on it! 🙂 I’m glad you are enjoying the recipes. I pray God will strengthen you with His power on your fast. I appreciate your comments!

  10. Such a tasty soup!! I added 1/2 cup barley and 1/2 tbsp ginger for an extra kick. My fiancé and I loved it. It’s a keeper even after the Daniel fast. Thank you.

  11. Chanika Swopes says:

    I’m going to get ingredients for this tomorrow, starting Daniel’s fast Monday, and cant wait to try this soup. I will be buying the cook book to keep me motivated on my journey.

  12. Cheryl Zimmerman says:

    My husband and I are doing a Daniel Fast with our church. I was looking for some good recipes and came across your Black Bean Minestrone. A very tasty recipe. I’ll make that even when we’re not on a fast!

  13. Trinique Rolle says:

    This soup looks excellent. My dad’s church started their fast on Sunday, and he told me about a bunch of recipes they got with a soup like this. He said it was delicious. My church’s Daniel fast begins this Sunday, and I am definitely going to do this soup.

  14. Hello! Thanks for all the wonderful tips, recipes and supports for completing this fast. This will be my second time doing the fast and I am excited about what the Lord will do in and through me because of it. I tried two of the soup recipes (i.e., black bean min and lentil veg) and BOTH are fabulous AND filling! They will become staples in my diet after the fast as I am a huge homemade soup consumer, especially in the winter. I made a large enough pot to have portions available for lunch daily this week. It’s been great.

    Like others, I had to take my focus off of “the food” and “getting it right” in a legalistic sense to getting in tune with what the Lord wants to say and do. It becomes so easy to make food selection and preparation the focus, which defeats the purpose.

    I’m on day 4 of 21 and can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for me. Thanks for all of your loving help and support!

    • Carol, thanks for taking time to comment. I’m glad you’re being blessed by all the help on my website. May the Lord continue to strengthen you with His power as you seek Him on this fast!

  15. Andrea Hadley says:

    Soup suggestion for the Daniel Fast.

  16. Daphine Mccoy says:

    I’m starting my Daniel fast tomorrow for the first time and I’m so excited to try this recipe also can I make this in a slow cooker

  17. My, non-veggie eating, husband cleaned his bowl tonight! My toddler ate noodles faster than I could dish them out. Fast, simple, and all around GREAT recipe!

    I added fresh zucchini, whole wheat pasta, and frozen sweet peas.

  18. This was a very good dish. Every dish I have made from this website has been delicious. My daughter took some for lunch and had to text to ask what type of soup this was because it was great. Love your website I have referred it to so many of my friends.

    • Hi! Thank you so much for your feedback. I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipes AND telling your friends about my website! I appreciate it. May God bless you abundantly this year as you seek Him!

  19. Elizabeth Jimenez says:

    Thank you for the recipe. It tasted good and it was filling.