This is one of my favorite make ahead soups! It is full of flavor & super easy to prepare! Let's get right to it, here's how to prepare this delicious recipe:
- 1 Cup Diced Onion
- 1 Tsp Avocado Oil (Or Olive Oil)
- 1 Bell Pepper Diced
- 1 Jalapeño Pepper Diced
- 2.5 Cups Vegetable Broth (Or Chicken Broth If Needed)
- 15 Oz Canned Tomato Sauce Or Crushed Tomatoes
- 1/2 Cup Mild Or Medium Salsa Verde (Or Your Favorite Salsa!)
- 1 Tbsp Tomato Paste
- 15 Oz Can Black Beans (Drained + Rinsed)
- 15 Oz Can Pinto Beans (Drained + Rinsed)
- 1 Cup Corn (Fresh, Canned, Or Frozen)
- 3/4 Cup Dried Red Lentils
- 1/2 Tsp Chili Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/2 Tsp Cumin
- 1/4 Tsp Cayenne Pepper
- Salt And Pepper To Taste
PILE ON THE TOPPINGS!
- Crushed Siete Tortilla Chips
- Shredded Vegan Cheese
- Sliced Or Diced Jalapeños
- Chopped Red Onion
- Sliced Avocado
- Pico De Gallo
- Fresh Cilantro
- Nonfat Greek Yogurt Or Vegan Alternative To Substitute Sour Cream
PRESSURE COOKER INSTRUCTIONS:
- First, chop your veggies and measure out the ingredients
- Next add avocado oil and everything but the toppings
- This includes bell pepper, jalapeño, corn, lentils, black beans, pinto beans, broth, tomato sauce, tomato paste, salsa verde or salsa, and all your herbs + spices. Toss them in and set your instant pot to high pressure for 15 minutes. Walk away!
- Allow natural pressure release
- Stir in your yogurt if using and add all your favorite toppings, and enjoy!
SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS:
- First chop your veggies and measure out the ingredients. This will make everything super easy to toss together! 2. Next add everything except the toppings.
- Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low for 7-8 hours, until dried lentils are cooked through and veggies are tender. My soup was perfect after 5 hours on high.
- Swirl in the yogurt, add all your favorite toppings, and dive in.
*Note: For the pressure cooker, it takes about 13 minutes to come to pressure plus 15 minutes cook time and 15 or so to release pressure.
Nutrition (per 1 bowl)
I love serving this dish at a Spring Dinner Party or as part of our Taco Tuesday nights! It pairs so well with some fresh cocktails or mocktails, and can be a delicious appetizer, or the main course!