Mexican Lentil soup with chipotle and vegetables

Want a perfect meal in a bowl? Our lentil soup with chipotle and vegetables is the answer to a healthy and delicious meal that will satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body with essential nutrients.This traditional Mexican recipe combines the smooth texture of lentils with the smoky and spicy touch of chipotle, creating a comforting dish perfect for any time of the year.
A bowl of lentil soup with vegetables and a spoon.

About this recipe

Lentil soup with chipotle and vegetables is a very comforting dish, full of flavor and tradition. In Mexico, lentils are beloved not only for their nutritional value but also for their versatility.

This soup combines the mild flavor of lentils with the smoky and delicious spiciness of chipotle, creating a unique experience. This Mexican soup also has fresh vegetables, such as carrots, potatoes and zucchini, or whatever you have on hand. Vegetables not only add color and texture but also enrich the soup with vitamins and minerals.

It is a very simple but powerful dish, perfect for when you need a delicious soup. Serve the soup with tortilla chips, chopped cilantro, or a freshly made corn tortilla.

A table is filled with a colorful variety of vegetables, including lentils, for a delicious vegetarian dish.

Ingredients

A food processor filled with tomatoes, onions and garlic, creating a delicious sauce.

How to make chipotle lentil soup?

First, make the broth by blending tomato, onion, garlic, and chipotle.

Then, we put it in a pot with oil and let it change color.

Finally, we leave all the vegetables until they are cooked.

A skillet full of lentil soup simmering on a stove top, loaded with flavorful chipotle chiles and a variety of fresh vegetables.

Tips for the best soup

  • Lentils: Lentils do not need prior soaking, but it is good to rinse them.
  • Mixed vegetables: Cut them into uniform pieces so that they cook evenly.
  • Serve: You can add some fresh cheese, cream, chopped cilantro, or avocado.
A bowl of lentil soup with vegetables and a spoon.

Mexican Lentil Soup with Chipotle and Vegetables

Alejandra Graf
Want a perfect meal in a bowl? Our lentil soup with chipotle and vegetables is the answer to a healthy and delicious meal that will satisfy your taste buds and nourish your body with essential nutrients.This traditional Mexican recipe combines the smooth texture of lentils with the smoky and spicy touch of chipotle, creating a comforting dish perfect for any time of the year.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course soups
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people
Calories 220 kcal

Equipment

  • blender

Ingredients
  

  • 5 medium tomatoes
  • 1 piece chipotle chili in adobo
  • ¼ white onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 6 cups water
  • 1 cup dry lentils
  • ½ cup carrots diced
  • ½ cup zucchini diced
  • ½ cup potato diced
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher salt

Instructions
 

  • First, make the broth by blending tomato, onion, garlic, and chipotle. Add a bit of water to facilitate blending.
  • Once you have this mixture ready, heat a little oil in a large pot and pour in the blended broth. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture deepens in color and the flavors are concentrated.
  • The next step is to add the lentils and vegetables. Add the rest of the water. Reduce the heat and let the soup simmer slowly until the vegetables are tender and fully cooked, taste and serve.

Notes

Storing and freezing: The lentil soup stays in the refrigerator for five days. To freeze, let it cool completely and store it in airtight containers. It can last frozen for up to 3 months. When defrosting, slowly in the refrigerator and reheat over low heat, adding a little water if necessary.
Green lentils: These are the best for making Mexican lentil soups. They maintain their shape well after cooking, although they cook slower than the red ones. Their flavor is mildly nutty, and their firm texture makes them ideal for dishes where you want the lentils to stand out.

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 220kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 14gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0.1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 1202mgPotassium: 861mgFiber: 17gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 3369IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 61mgIron: 4mg
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