Yield: 6-8 servings
Don’t let the ingredient list intimidate you. A lot of the ingredients are pantry items/spices you may already have on hand. If you have big eaters, this recipe serves 6.
- 2 tablespoons grape seed oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic
- 1 medium zucchini, trimmed and diced
- 2 cups corn kernels (fresh or frozen works here)
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1 tablespoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon hot sauce (or more to taste)
- 1 15-ounce can diced tomatoes (juice included)
- 2 15-ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 15-ounce can tomato sauce
- 1 cup vegetable stock or water
- kosher salt and pepper to taste
- optional garnish: chopped cilantro, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), chopped green onions, shredded cheddar cheese, diced avocado
- In a large soup pot, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the onion, pepper, and garlic to the pan with a generous sprinkling of kosher salt and pepper. Cook until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the zucchini and corn, stirring until soft and vegetables begin to brown, 5-7 minutes.
- Add the chili powder, cumin and hot sauce – stir until fragrant – about 1 minute.
- Add the tomatoes/juices, beans, tomato sauce, and vegetable stock. Add another generous sprinkle of salt and pepper. Stir well and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer on low for about 20 minutes.
- Adjust seasoning to taste and serve with optional garnish(es).
Adapted from foodnetwork.com