southwest chipotle soup with added greens (vegan and gluten free)
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southwest chipotle soup with added greens (vegan and gluten free)

one pot healthy meal in a bowl ready under 30 minutes . Easy make ahead of time nourishing soup.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Khushboo

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon canola / veg / cooking olive oil
  • 3-4 medium size tomatoes pureed *
  • 5-6 cups homemade vegetable stock or store bought*
  • 1 tablespoon/ 4 cloves fresh garlic grated *
  • 2 carrots diced
  • 2 celery sticks diced
  • 2 cups loosely packed chopped kale
  • 2 cups loosely packed chopped spinach
  • ½ cup sweet corn
  • 1.5 cups or 1 can cooked black beans *
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce crushed *
  • 1 teaspoon grounded cumin / jeera powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano *
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice of one lemon
  • For topping
  • Fistful of fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 avocado diced *
  • Sprinkle of Tortilla strips *

Instructions

  • Heat up oil in a large pot. Once warm , add garlic and sauté it for 10 seconds . Now add in the carrots . Cook them for 30 seconds. Now add in the tomato puree and vegetable broth. Let it come to a simmer . Now add in zucchini, crushed chilly, spices , salt and pepper . Simmer the soup on medium low heat for 10 minutes . Now add in the beans , sweet corn and simmer for 10 minutes and towards the last 5 minutes add chopped greens . Taste test and adjust the seasoning. Switch off the flame and squeeze in some fresh lemon juice and top it with generous amount of chopped fresh cilantro. Just before serving top it with diced avocados and tortilla strips if desired .

Notes

Substitute ½ cup of store bought tomato puree for fresh tomatoes.
I love this soup broth like , you can reduce water by simmering it more for very thick soup.
Substitute chipotle peppers for chilly powder or if you do not prefer the spice just skip it.
Substitute kale and spinach with desired greens.
Other veggies that goes well in this soup are diced pumpkin , cauliflower , broccoli , peas , edamame , onions , peppers , eggplant
Substitute black beans for any other dried beans like chickpeas , rajma , black eye peas.
You can make it more fuller by adding grains like quinoa , bulgur , barley or brown rice.
Gluten free- skip tortilla strips topping or substitute it with gluten free tortilla chips .
For folks who do not consume garlic – simply skip it .