Easy Tortilla Soup with Red lentils. 1 Pot 30 Minutes! Make it in a saucepan or Instant Pot. Add veggies of choice, garnish with tortilla chips or avocado. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Nut-free Recipe. | VeganRicha.com
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1 Pot Lentil Tortilla Soup (Instant Pot or Saucepan)

Easy Tortilla Soup with Red lentils. 1 Pot 30 minutes! Add veggies of choice, garnish with tortilla chips or avocado. Vegan Gluten-free Soy-free Nut-free Recipe. To double, double everything except water. Start with a bit less than double water/liquid.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings: 3
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Vegan Richa

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 3 to 4 cloves of garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeno minced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp oregano and thyme
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne or chipotle pepper powder or both
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup red lentils quick cooking lentils - masoor dal, washed and drained
  • 2 cups water or broth
  • 2 large tomatoes finely chopped, or 1.5 cup crushed tomatoes from a can
  • 1 to 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 to 1 cup water or broth
  • 1/2 tsp or more salt
  • 1 cup cooked black beans
  • Crumbled tortilla chips for garnish avocado and other garnishes and lime juice

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook for 3 minutes Add jalapeno, bell peppers and mix and cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add the spices and herbs and mix in. Add a pinch of allspice or loves for additional flavor if you wish. Add the washed and drained lentils and water and cook for 11 to 12 minutes or until al dente.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, mix well. Add other additions such as 1/2 cup corn or cooked black beans or other beans, veggies, some chopped up corn tortilla at this point. (I make the soup with or without beans , pictured without beans). Cook for 10 minutes or until desired consistency. Taste and adjust salt and heat.
  • Add a dash of lime juice, garnish with chips, avocado, cilantro. See IP instructions in Notes.

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Notes

Instant Pot: Saute the onion, garlic, jalapeno and peppers for 5 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and a total of 2 cups of water. Close the lid on sealing and cook on manual for 3 minutes. Let the pressure release naturally. Taste and adjust, garnish and serve.
 
Nutrition is 1 of 2 serves

Nutrition

Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 862mg | Fiber: 16g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1850IU | Vitamin C: 75.7mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 4.3mg