Mexican Vegetable Soup

Yield: About 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
  • 1 cup peeled and diced carrots (2 medium)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped (1 3/4 cups)
  • 6 oz diced green beans (1 1/4 cups), optional
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (Mexican oregano if you have it)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups frozen corn or drained and rinsed canned hominy
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Directions

  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and carrots and saute 3 minutes then add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. Stir in vegetable broth, tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, bell pepper, oregano, cumin and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until veggies are soft, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  • Stir in corn, lime juice and cilantro and cook until corn is heated through. Serve warm.
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