Mexican Vegetable Soup

January 14, 2016

Mexican Vegetable Soup – A deliciously healthy, low fat, low calorie soup that’s packed with lots of vegetables! It has so much delicious Mexican fresh flavor and perfect for serving any day of the year. Even though this is a vegetarian soup it is hearty and filling and it’s perfect for a comfy cozy dinner.

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Vegetable Soup with Fresh Mexican Flavors

This soup is low in fat and packed with good for your ingredients, so this could definitely be considered a diet friendly soup (just don’t serve it up with the tortilla chips like I did).

It’s like a traditional vegetable or minestrone soup with a hint of Mexican flavors and if you’re lucky enough to have any left it will make for perfect lunch the next day.

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If you are trying to eat healthier this soup is a great place to start. It’s the perfect way to get a ton of bunch of veggies in your diet in one sitting.

How Can I Make it Spicy?

You can also add a jalapeno pepper or some chipotle peppers if you want to add in some heat (note that it will have a mild heat to it because of the green chilies so if you don’t like any heat just use plan canned tomatoes).

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Use Up Other Vegetables You Have on Hand

You can swap out the veggies here with others you might have on hand peas, asparagus, cauliflower etc. And if you are looking to just cut the list down you can omit green beans because you’ve already got the zucchini so they aren’t really a must.

What Should I Make with the Remaining 1/2 Can Tomatoes?

You can add the remaining canned tomatoes to taco salad, chili, drain and add to eggs, or freeze the remaining half to make this soup again later.

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Mexican Vegetable Soup

5 from 10 votes

A deliciously healthy, low fat, low calorie, veggie packed soup! Filled with Mexican fresh flavors and perfect for serving any day of the year. 

Servings: 6
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups chopped yellow onion (1 medium)
  • 1 cup peeled and diced carrots (2 medium)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 5 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 (14.5 oz) cans diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 1 medium zucchini, chopped (1 3/4 cups)
  • 6 oz diced green beans (1 1/4 cups), optional
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano (Mexican oregano if you have it)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 3/4 cups frozen corn or drained and rinsed canned hominy
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add onions and carrots and saute 3 minutes then add garlic and saute 1 minute longer. 
  2. Stir in vegetable broth, tomatoes, zucchini, green beans, bell pepper, oregano, cumin and season with salt and pepper to taste. 
  3. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until veggies are soft, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes.
  4. Stir in corn, lime juice and cilantro and cook until corn is heated through. Serve warm.

Recipe Notes

Recipe inspired by Sacramento Street

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Vegetable Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Sodium 167mg7%
Potassium 642mg18%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 5470IU109%
Vitamin C 64.7mg78%
Calcium 74mg7%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Vegetable Soup
Author: Jaclyn