Vegan Tortilla Soup

Ingredients:

1 TB oil
1 onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 green bell pepper, diced
1 jalapeno, or a milder pepper, minced
1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1/2 tsp coriander
8 cups vegetable broth
1 can of black beans (2 cups)
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
1 sweet potato (optional)
2 cups cooked quinoa or rice (optional)
season with extra salt if needed

optional toppings:

avocado, chopped
tomatoes, chopped
tortilla chips
cilantro
lemon juice
salsa

Directions:

1. In a large frying pan, add onion through coriander, and sweet potato if using. Cook for 5-7 minutes over medium heat.
2. Add broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes, uncovered.
3. Add black beans, quinoa/rice if using,and season with extra salt if needed.
4. Place toppings in individual bowls, ladle soup over it. Enjoy!!


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