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Vegan Lentil Tortilla Soup

Vegan Lentil Tortilla Soup
Ingredients
14
Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 6
Allergens: Avocado, Cilantro, Coconut, Corn, Tomatoes

Ingredients

For the Main

  • 1 avocado
  • 1½ cups black beans
  • 2 tsps chili powder
  • ⅙ cup cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
  • 2½ tsps cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 33½ oz fire roasted tomato
  • 1 tsp fresh oregano
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper
  • ¾ cup red lentils
  • 1 cup sweet corn
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3½ cups vegetable broth
  • 1 medium yellow onion

For the Main

  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¾ cup cashew nuts
  • ¾ clove garlic
  • ¾ tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp onion powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ⅗ cup water

Directions

  1. In a large pot or dutch oven, add the finely diced onion and olive oil. Saute for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the minced garlic, diced bell pepper, and diced jalapeno. If you want less spice, just remove the seeds from the jalapeno or use less. Saute for about 3 extra minutes, then add in the corn and saute an additional 2 or so minutes.
  3. Add the diced tomatoes to a blender and pulse a few times until they resemble something that looks like salsa. This is optional, but I do suggest it for the best flavor/texture!
  4. Add to the pot along with all remaining ingredients, aside from the lime juice, we'll add that at the end. I used 3 cups of veggie broth because I wanted this on the thicker side, if you like it more brothy, use 4. If you're not sure, start with 3 and add more at the end if you want to thin it out.
  5. Stir everything well to combine and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for about 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. After about 20 minutes, taste to check to see if the lentils are fully cooked. Let simmer for 5-10 more minutes if they still have a crunch to them.
  7. Once the lentils are done, transfer 2 cups worth of soup to a blender and blend until smooth.
  8. Transfer back to the pot and stir to combine. Stir in the lime juice. Taste and adjust flavors as desired, and/or add more broth to thin it out if you like.
  9. Serve and garnish with tortilla strips (see the body of the post for how to make these homemade!), chopped cilantro, fresh lime juice, avocado and sour cream.

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