What to Serve With Black Bean Soup: 20 Best Side Dishes

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If you are feeling low and need something heartwarming to eat, dig into your bowl of black bean soup and forget all your worries.

This is a creamy dish that can make you feel great with a single serving. It has some great herbs and spices, such as oregano, chili powder, cumin, and bay leaves, giving this dish its authentic and rich flavor.

Black bean soup tastes great when you try it alone. However, we suggest having it with your favorite side dishes for a complete meal.

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The best side dishes to serve with black bean soup are cilantro lime rice, yellow rice, onion rings, nachos, cornbread, rosemary bread, mushroom tacos, chicken and vegetables, tostada, teriyaki pork chops, tortilla chips, grilled avocados, butternut squash salad, pear salad, steamed rice, and stuffed baked potatoes. 

Now, let’s get cooking!

1. Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro Lime Rice

This soup tastes great with any side dish, such as cilantro lime rice. This is a refreshing rice recipe with prominent ingredients of cilantro, lime, and garlic powder. Make this amazing rice dish using the tagged recipe and enjoy the burst of flavors with every bite.

2. Yellow Rice

Yellow Rice

Here is another rice recipe for you. Yello rice contains turmeric, an excellent and healthy herb. Turmeric is beneficial and gives this rice its beautiful color and tastes amazing.

Pair the rice dish with black bean soup and feel warm and cozy on a winter night.

3.  Onion Rings

Onion rings

Black bean soup with onion rings, isn't that a weird idea? It might be an unusual idea, but the duo is worth trying.

Black bean soup tastes great with sweet and crispy onion rings, especially if you plan to feed the two dishes to your kids. These two recipes are also ideal for picky eaters who won't eat anything else.

Instead of deep frying them, cook these onion rings in an air fryer for healthy results.

4. Nachos


Instead of eating your nachos with a cheesy dip or salsa, serve them with the amazing black bean soup. Dip the nachos or eat them separately; you will love having them together.

5. Cornbread


Cornbread and black bean soup are also pretty delicious. The cornbread is fresh, while the soup is perfectly creamy. These characteristics gel well together, giving you a great meal to enjoy.

You can use the shared recipe to make cornbread at home and experience its sweet taste and fluffy texture.

6. Rosemary Bread

Rosemary Bread

One of the best things about black bean soup is that it tastes amazing with bread. You can pair the soup with this rosemary bread and enjoy the amazing blend of flavors.

Prepare a loaf at home using the tagged recipe. Then, when the bread is ready, cut it into slices and enjoy it while it is still warm, soft, and fresh.

7.  Mushroom Tacos

Mushroom Tacos

Do you love tacos? If yes, you must try the mushroom tacos once at our request. This dish is pretty wholesome and hard to resist.

Mushroom tacos also taste great with black bean soup. They make an ideal meal for a winter night with friends.

8. Chicken and Vegetables

Chicken and vegetablesHere is another mindblowing and mouthwatering side dish. Chicken and vegetables may sound like a boring title; however, the dish is pretty tasty and fulfilling.

The recipe contains juicy chicken, soft vegetables, and a creamy, thick sauce. This is an excellent dish and pairs perfectly well with your black bean soup.

9. Tostada


Dip your crunchy tostada in the black bean soup and see how tasty it turns. Tostada is a crunchy snack with a mild taste. This is why it tastes great with rich and creamy black bean soup.

You should make a big batch of tostadas because they finish pretty quickly. Also, eat them fresh while they are crunchy.

10. Teriyaki Pork Chops

air fryer teriyaki pork chops featured

Are you looking for a fulfilling party menu? If yes, we have your back.

Serve black bean soup as an appetizer. Then, prepare these teriyaki pork chops to take the lead. Although this soup is rich, it doesn't snatch the limelight from chops, making it perfect to have them together.

11. Tortilla Chips

Tortilla Chips

Tortilla chips are nachos but in their simplest form. You can buy them from stores as they are available in packets. However, prepare tortilla chips at home using an easy recipe and only a few ingredients for the best results.

We have shared an excellent recipe, so just follow it and wait for the magic.

12. Grilled Avocados

Grilled avocados

Grilled avocados are one of the easiest side dishes to serve with black bean soup. They are super easy to make and have a smoky aroma and taste.

According to the recipe, you can follow all the instructions and make four servings. If you want to increase the number of servings, increase the quantity of ingredients accordingly.

13. Garlic Bread

Garlic bread

Prepare crispy and warm garlic bread at home and enjoy it with the black bean soup, This bread has the perfect texture and taste to give a comforting feeling right after the first bite.

You can follow the tagged recipe and win hearts by baking wonderful bread.

14. Spicy Meatballs 

Spicy Meatballs

Do you crave an explosion of flavors in your mouth? If yes, serve your black bean soup with spicy meatballs. Both dishes create a wholesome meal you can enjoy for lunch or dinner.

You can also make one rice dish to go with each and impress your guests with your amazing cooking skills.

15. Cheese Pakoras

Cheese Pakoras

Use the tagged recipe to make the best and softest cheese pakoras. They are so amazing, that even your kids will love them. Serve these pakoras as a side dish with black bean soup and you are in for an exciting meal.

16. Pan-fried Paneer

Fried paneer

There is something about pan-fried paneer that you can't resist. It is crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. Paneer is cheese but in its purest form.

This is an excellent appetizer and side dish to serve with black bean soup. Make it today and enjoy the paneer's amazing aroma and taste.

17. Butternut Squash Salad

Butternut Squash Salad

Next, we have this refreshing and fulfilling butternut squash salad. Your soup will taste divine with this option.

The salad is filled with squash, goat cheese, pomegranates, and a unique dressing featuring cumin and dates. It is a scrumptious salad that you will definitely try repeatedly.

18. Pear Salad

Pear Salad

Here is another salad recipe to make your day. Pear salad is a delicious side dish that tastes incredible with your soup. You can serve it as an appetizer and let your guests enjoy its refreshing ingredients.

19. Steamed Rice

steamed rice

Steamed rice is also one of the quickest and easiest side dishes to ace. You don't need to be a professional chef to make it. Steamed rice just requires a technique to achieve perfection.

Practice our shared recipe and make a serving for yourself.

20. Stuffed Baked Potatoes

Stuffed baked potatoes

Finally, if you are feeling hungry or are in a mood to cheat, make these baked potatoes with your black bean soup. These potatoes are cheesy and irresistable.

Treat yourself with this combo and enjoy!

Black Bean Soup Sides

  1. Cilantro lime rice
  2. Yellow rice
  3. Onion rings
  4. Nachos
  5. Cornbread
  6. Rosemary bread
  7. Mushroom tacos
  8. Chicken and vegetables
  9. Tostada
  10. Teriyaki pork chops
  11. Tortilla chips
  12. Grilled avocados
  13. Garlic bread
  14. Spicy meatballs
  15. Cheese pakoras
  16. Pan-fried paneer
  17. Butternut squash salad
  18. Pear salad
  19. Steamed rice
  20. Stuffed baked potatoes

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black bean soup sides

What To Serve With Black Bean Soup

Discover complementary food options to serve with your black bean soup. We have salads, snacks, rice and many more!
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Course: dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Black Bean Soup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 2
Author: Corrie


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  • Make the best black bean soup using the Instant Pot or any other way you like.
  • Make a side dish from the list above. You can eat it with nachos, cornbread, stuffed bakes potatoes, cilantro lime rice, yellow rice, steamed rice, tortilla chips, tostada, pan-fried paneer, cheese pakoras, grilled avocados and garlic bread.
  • Serve and enjoy a wonderful meal 🙂
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