Prepare one pound of black beans according to package directions. Strain beans but save the liquid.
Combine beans with coconut milk, salsa, and soup base. Add vegetables. Simmer low for about a half hour, adding bean water as needed to make a thick soup. Add salt and pepper to taste.
You can blenderize 1/3 of the soup to thicken the broth, or leave it all chunky.
This is delicious as is, or serve with plum salsa. (Recipe♦190)