Soup-licious Adventure!

It is the simple things in life that make us happy. Then here is another simple yet wonderful hearty soup that is oozing with flavors and spices, ala plant-based style. The Chili Lentil Taco Soup is packed with all the yummiest and healthiest ingredients like beans, tomatoes, onions, jalapeno, and garlic, which is not only easy to prepare but provide a fantastic gastronomical adventure!

 

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This mouth-watering soup is pure pleasure for any type of weather, especially the cold and windy nights. All the flavors of this filling meal will soothe your cravings for a Mexican flair food-fare! This soup is cooked in a flavorful combination of seasonings and spices with a little zesty citrus taste.

A super healthy meal that provides most of your needed vitamins, such as Vitamin C, A, B6 and E, plus beta-carotene and fiber care of the vibrant tomatoes. On the other hand, lentils provide lean protein, folate, iron, potassium, calcium and zinc that energize our body and mind. And what about the kidney beans?

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Serve this soup topped with avocado, cilantro and jalapeño slices and it will be just divine! Are you ready?

Chili Lentil Taco Soup

Ingredients:

1 cup frozen corn

1 yellow onion, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

3 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced

4 cups vegetable broth

1 14-oz. can diced tomatoes

2 cups dried red lentils

1 15-oz. can kidney beans, rinsed and drained

2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

2 tablespoon limejuice

salt and pepper to taste

***Topping

1 avocado, sliced or diced

fresh cilantro

jalapeno slices

 

Instructions:

  1. In a big pot, boil the lentils with cups of water then reduce the temperature to medium. Cook for 15 minutes.
  2. In a different pot, sauté with a little bit of water the onion, garlic, jalapeno and corn for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the veggie broth, cumin, chili powder and limejuice. Add in the pre-cooked lentils and the kidney beans as well, then cook for another 5 minutes. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  4. Garnish with avocado, jalapeno, and cilantro. Serve and enjoy!

 

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