Awesome Mexican Veggie Soup

This awesome Mexican vegetarian soup is full of healthy, hearty ingredients, like tomatoes, onions, black beans, red bell pepper, corn, and chipotle chilis. This veggie soup recipe has a rich depth of flavor and is ready in just 30 minutes.

This awesome Mexican vegetarian soup is full of healthy, hearty ingredients, like tomatoes, onions, black beans, red bell pepper, corn, and chipotle chilis.

How to Add Flavor to Vegetable Soup

Obviously, a great way of getting a deep, rich flavor in soup is to cook it forever, but if you want a 30-minute soup that's not an option. I have three tips to quickly boost flavor in a veggie soup - caramelized onions, sautéing spices, and chipotle chilis. If you take a few extra minutes to sauté up your onions, they’ll be sweeter and more tender. Sautéing the spices with the onions and garlic enhances the natural flavor of the spices and makes them bolder. Finally, the diced chipotle chili adds heat and smoky flavor.

My Other Favorite Veggie Soup Recipes

I love the hearty, rich flavor of this veggie soup recipe and I have a few others I recommend as well:



This awesome Mexican vegetarian soup is full of healthy, hearty ingredients, like: tomatoes, onions, black beans, red bell pepper, corn and chipotle chilis. This soup recipe has rich depth of flavor and is ready in just 30 minutes.
This awesome Mexican vegetarian soup is full of healthy, hearty ingredients, like tomatoes, onions, black beans, red bell pepper, corn, and chipotle chilis.

notes For This Recipe

Feel free to substitute if you don’t like one of the ingredients I’ve included - this is a forgiving soup. You can use different types of beans or just add more beans in general - if you like more of a stew consistency then double the black beans or add a can of white beans.

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Yield: 6 servings

Awesome Mexican Veggie Soup

This awesome Mexican vegetarian soup is full of healthy, hearty ingredients, like tomatoes, onions, black beans, red bell pepper, corn, and chipotle chilis. This soup recipe has a rich depth of flavor and is ready in just 30 minutes.

prep time: 8 minscook time: 22 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, deseeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 chipotle chili in adobo, minced
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chilis
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 teaspoon canola (or other high smoke point) oil
  • 4 ears corn
  • 2 teaspoons of kosher salt
  • juice of one lime
  • cilantro, to taste
  • optional - diced avocado, cojita or feta cheese

instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Then heat a grill to medium heat (or grill pan over medium heat).
  2. Add the diced onion and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, or until translucent. Then add the garlic and red bell pepper. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.
  3. Add the spices (chili powder, cumin, and oregano) and chipotle chili to the pot and stir continuously for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the vegetable broth, diced green chilis, diced tomatoes, and black beans to the pot. Stir and cover. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, shuck the corn and toss it in the teaspoon of canola oil. Cook on the grill (or in the grill pan) for 4 minutes, then flip and cook for another four minutes.
  6. Remove the corn from the grill, let cool for 1 to 2 minutes then cut the kernels off.
  7. Add the corn to the soup and stir to combine. Turn off the heat and stir in the salt and lime juice.
  8. Serve with optional toppings of feta cheese, avocados, and cilantro.

calories

227

fat (grams)

3

carbs (grams)

44

protein (grams)

9

sugar (grams)

10

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