This Mexican Bean Soup is packed with spicy and smoky flavours just waiting to wrap you up in a warm tasty cuddle.
Packed with creamy beans, zesty lime, tangy tomatoes, fiery chilli and smoked paprika, these are just a few of the ingredients I hope will satisfy your taste buds with every spoon full.
You can make this soup from basic store cupboard ingredients and at a push you could sub the beans in this recipe for haricot beans or chickpeas, it would still taste great!
We usually top this soup with sliced avocado or vegan yogurt (unsweetened) especially if you’re a bit of a real spice wimp and want something to cool the soup down a touch. This soup isn’t too spicy… I promise 🙂
It’s also cooked all in one big pot too, so less washing up for you… hooray!
Great served with tortilla chips.
MEXICAN BEAN SOUP
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 med onions, dice finely
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 large carrot, chopped finely
- 4 celery stalks, chopped finely
- 5 tsp ground cumin
- 1 tsp chilli powder
- ¾ tsp smoked paprika
- ¾ tsp cayenne powder
- 950ml veg stock = water + 4 tsp veg stock powder
- 1 cup dried lentils, rinsed
- 2 cans 400g black eyed beans, rinsed
- 1 can kidney beans, rinsed
- 1 cup sweetcorn, drained or defrosted
- 2 x cans chopped tomatoes
- 1 tbsp tomato puree
- 1 tbsp brown sugar
- 1½ tsp salt
- ¾ tsp black pepper
- fresh coriander
- vegan yogurt
- avocado slices
- Pop the kettle on for the veg stock and prep all the veg.
- In a large saucepan heat 2tbsps of olive oil and sauté the onions until translucent, add the minced garlic and stir.
- Add the chopped carrots and celery and cook for 5mins, stirring frequently.
- Add all the spices, stir and cook for 1 min.
- Add the veg stock and lentils and simmer for about 12mins or until the lentils are just about cooked through.
- Add the drained, rinsed black eyed beans, kidney beans, sweetcorn and tinned tomatoes, stir.
- Add the tomato puree, brown sugar, salt and pepper to taste, simmer for 2mins.
- Top with freshly chopped coriander.
a dollop of vegan yogurt (unsweetened)
a wedge of lime
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