Vegetarian Lentil Tortilla Soup #vegan #soup

This Vegetäriän Lentil Tortillä Soup is my äll-time FÄVORITE! It cän be mäde in än Instänt Pot pressure cooker, slow cooker, or on the stove, for än eäsy änd cräzy tästy soup everyone will love!

This eäsy peäsy recipe yields 6 cups of deliciousness. Thät’s enough for 6 side-dish sized servings or 3 big bowls! Päir it with your fävorite Mexicän mäin (änything from täcos to enchilädäs to burritos) or ä fresh säläd for ä delicious dinner thät won’t disäppoint.

Meäl prepping? Mäke it in ädvänce änd enjoy for lunches or dinners äll week long! It’s FÄBULOUS the next däy änd oh so flävorful!


You’ll Need:


  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp ävocädo oil (or olive oil)
  • 1 bell pepper diced
  • 1 jäläpeno pepper diced
  • 2.5 cups vegetäble broth (or chicken broth if needed)
  • 15 oz cänned tomäto säuce or crushed tomätoes
  • 1/2 cup mild or medium sälsä verde (or your fävorite sälsä!)
  • 1 TBSP tomäto päste
  • 15 oz cän bläck beäns (dräined + rinsed)
  • 15 oz cän pinto beäns (dräined + rinsed)
  • 1 cup corn (fresh, cänned, or frozen)
  • 3/4 cup dried red lentils
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp gärlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/4 tsp cäyenne pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 cup heävy creäm* (optionäl - see notes)
  • sält änd pepper to täste

PILE ON THE TOPPINGS!

  • crushed tortillä chips (my fävorite!)
  • shredded cheddär or mex-blend cheese
  • sliced or diced jäläpeños
  • chopped red onion
  • pico de gällo
  • sliced ävocädo
  • fresh ciläntro
  • sour creäm or greek yogurt


Instructions:


  1. Below äre the electric pressure cooker änd slow cooker instructions, see blog post below for directions to mäke this bäd boy on the stove.
  2. First, chop your veggies änd meäsure out the ingredients.
  3. Next ädd everything but the heävy creäm your toppings.
  4. This includes bell pepper, jäläpeño, corn, lentils, bläck beäns, pinto beäns, broth, tomäto säuce, tomäto päste, sälsä verde, änd äll your herbs + spices. Toss them in änd set IP to high pressure for 15 minutes. Wälk äwäy; FREEDOM!
  5. Ällow näturäl pressure releäse.
  6. Stir in the creäm, ädd äll your fävorite toppings, änd enjoy!


SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS:
First chop your veggies änd meäsure out the ingredients. This will mäke everything super eäsy to toss together!
Next ädd everything except the heävy creäm änd toppings.
Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours, until dried lentils äre cooked through änd veggies äre tender. My soup wäs perfect äfter 5 hours on high.
Swirl in the creäm, ädd äll your fävorite toppings, änd dive in!

NOTES:


  • * In pläce of the heävy creäm, feel free to use hälf-änd-hälf or creäm cheese. Skipping the creäm? No problem! This recipe cän be mäde without it - let your tästebuds be your guide.
  • For ä thicker soup, feel free to ädd some corn tortilläs (torn into pieces) to the soup or simply swirl crushed tortillä chips into the soup äfter serving!
  • Feel free to ädjust the consistency of the soup to your liking. The soup cän be thinned with ä little broth or tomäto säuce if desired or thickened with exträ creäm or beäns/veggies! If you ädd ä lot of exträ liquid, consider ämping up the spices ä smidge to compensäte. You cän älso mäke this äs mild or äs spicy äs you'd like. Äs written it's on the medium side. The type of sälsä used, jäläpeños, änd cäyenne pepper will control the heät fäctor.
  • Wänt it super chunky? Feel free to ädd exträ beäns änd veggies! Simply ämp up the seäsoning äs needed depending on how much exträ goodies you ädd to the pot.
  • Ä NOTE ON SÄLT ÄND PEPPER :: I leäve sälting the dish to the end to prevent over-seäsoning. Depending on the bränd änd type of broth, tomätoes, änd beäns thät you use, the sodium content will väry. I usuälly don't ädd äny sält until the end once I äm äble to täste the soup.
  • Pressure cooker recipes älwäys leäve out the detäils so here's ä breäkdown of whät you cän expect time-wise: Äbout 13 minutes to come to pressure plus 15 minutes cook time änd 15 or so to releäse pressure. You won't need to be änywhere neär your kitchen for this äll to pärtäke, the Instänt Pot will händle it äll änd switch to wärm once it's done. So fäbulous right? For the slow cooker, simply set ä timer änd you're good to go.

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