Aldi-licious: Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup

Heather joins us with another post in her series Aldi-licious here at Simply Frugal Living. Heather’s recipes feature ingredients purchased exclusively from Aldi!


Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup is ideal for this time of year when the weather makes us crave warm comfort food like soup. The addition of pumpkin to black beans takes this to a whole new level and makes for a very festive dinner.

Black Bean and Pumpkin Soup

(adapted from Once Upon a Tart)

1 onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 Tbsp. cumin
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
4 cups vegetable stock
1 cup canned or fresh pumpkin puree
1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 can black beans, drained and rinsed

Saute onion and garlic in the olive oil in a large soup pot over high heat, stirring frequently until the onion softens, about 5-10 minutes. Lower heat to medium and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are tender and translucent, about 10 more minutes.

Add the tomatoes, cumin, cinnamon, ginger, salt and pepper to the soup pot. Pour in the stock, pumpkin, vinegar, and beans.

Bring the soup to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes, allowing the flavors to develop.

Remove the soup from the heat and puree, leaving just a little bit of texture. Serve with sour cream and chopped cilantro (optional).

Serves 6.


See all the recipes in the Aldi-licious series here!


Heather is a wife and mother living in the American Midwest. She is a Christian who delights in enjoying God’s beautiful creation, cooking, reading, writing, knitting, and a myriad of other handcrafts. Blackberry Rambles is her place for beauty and inspiration and for recording the normal, everyday things that happen in the life of her family. Be sure to check out her store filled with delightful handmade gifts at 308 Maple Street.

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