This time of year is the best time to make soups. I could eat them every single day, but sadly Michael doesn’t share my same love affair with soups. We only make them about every other week. I love that you can pack them full of veggies! Also, they make the best leftovers for a quick lunch during the week. We love anything spicy and this Vegan “Tortilla-less” Soup is incredible.
We are going to be doing the Whole 30 in January- if you want to do it, too, I will be hosting a virtual community on Instagram for the 30 days. Sharing recipes, ideas and making it as fun as possible. There truly is strength in numbers and the more the merrier!
So, this recipe started out as a practice run for an easy meal prep soup for next month. With the exception of the hominy and corn this soup is Whole30 compliant. What I would likely do is add a couple more veggies in here to keep it full of volume like this recipe is. I am going to make the Whole 30 as uncomplicated as possible and having easy soups around will be key!
If you eat meat, you can simply cook the meat with the onions in the first step. Or, add roasted chicken in with the broth towards the end. I will say, you miss nothing with this soup!
We are going to be enjoying this over the next week. This time of year is so busy and we all want to be so very PRESENT. Making meals in advance gives you that gift- and really, that is the best gift to give the one’s that you love this season. Your presence.
Wishing you all the merriest and happiest holiday. I am so thankful for this community that always inspires, supports and keeps me thinking outside the box.
Lots of love,
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 3 carrots, peeled and diced
- 2 zucchini, quartered and chopped
- 2 bell peppers, cored and chopped
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon coriander
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
- 1 28 ounce can diced tomatoes (with juice)
- 3-4 cups vegetable broth (add more to stretch the soup for more servings)
- 1 cup of hominy (drained and rinsed)
- 1 10 ounce bag of organic, frozen corn
- 1 4 ounce can green chili (plus juice)
- 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
- 1-2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- salt and pepper, to taste
- green onions, for serving
- Heat a large dutch oven over medium heat.
- Add avocado oil, onion, carrots, salt and pepper.
- Saute for 7 minutes, then add the zucchini and red bell pepper.
- Saute for 5 minutes and add all the dried spices to the pot. Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes until combined and fragrant.
- Add the diced tomatoes, green chili, hominy, corn, vegetable broth and diced sweet potatoes.
- Bring to a low boil, then reduce to a simmer until the sweet potatoes are tender. This process took about 20-25 minutes.
- Once the sweet potatoes are tender, add the cilantro and lime juice. Test for seasoning and add any salt, pepper or cayenne, if needed.
- Serve with a sprinkle of green onion on top.