This definitely is not along the lines of “traditional” tortilla soup BUT it’s super healthy, filling, and a great balanced lunch option to keep you fueled for the rest of the day! (Nutrition information can be found at the bottom)
- 2 carrots, diced
- 2 bell peppers, diced
- 1 large yellow onion, diced
- 3 stalks celery, diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano
- 2 cups homemade (find my recipe here) or canned refried beans
- 3 cups homemade black beans (find my recipe here)
- 1 jar mild salsa
- 4 cups water
- 1 quart vegetable stock
- 1 can sweet corn, drained
- 3 cups cooked white rice
- Heat vegetable oil in a large stock pot or dutch oven on medium-high heat
- Saute onion, carrots, bell peppers, and celery until soft
- Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes
- Add chili powder, cumin, salt, and Mexican oregano, and stir with vegetables until well mixed
- Add salsa, water, vegetable stock, and both refried and black beans
- After the refried beans have “melted” (sorry ya’ll couldn’t think of a better word), add in the cooked white rice and drained sweet corn
- Bring to a boil and turn down to a simmer, and it’s ready to eat!
- My favorite toppings for this is half an avocado, and a sprinkle of Daiya Chedder Style Shreds (vegan cheese)! But don’t forget to add 160 calories for that, bringing the total to 733 calories!
- Prep all your veg before you do anything else, it will make the process go much more quickly.
- Add about 1/3 – 1/2 cup water when reheating, the starches from the beans, rice, and corn can sometimes thicken the soup as it sits.
- This is a great soup to freeze, just put it in glass jars, put it in the freezer and then it can be defrosted on the counter or in the refrigerator. Remember, 1 pint jar is 2 servings.
- 1 serving is about a cup, and at first it doesn’t look like a lot but this soup is so filling that I encourage to eat the serving size, and then assess afterwards if you feel like going in for seconds!