I love a bowl of soup, and so many are made with many fattening ingredients.  I found this one just in the nick of time before I stopped at a restaurant to pick up something I wouldn’t have any idea what is in it! Mexican flavors are so tasty and this soup hits the spot without being boring!

Veg Mex Soup

2T olive oil

1/2 yellow onion, diced

2 carrots, diced

2 celery stocks, diced

1 bell pepper, diced

3 cloves garlic, minced

1T cumin

1/2t smoked paprika

1t oregano

2 diced tomatoes

2-4oz cans diced green chiles

1-16oz can black beans

6 cups chicken broth

1/2t salt

dash of hot sauce

fresh cilantro and avocado for garnish

Heat olive oil in large pot.  Add onions, carrots, celery, and bell pepper.  Saute until beginning to soften (about 5 min) Add Garlic, cumin, paprika, and oregano, saute another minute.  Add chiles, tomoatoes, broth, beans, and salt and bring to a simmer.  Simmer for 30-40 minutes or until veggies are soft.

There is not meat in this recipe, but it is yummy with ground turkey or diced chicken to taste