¾cupchopped Green Capsicumsub with red or yellow bell peppers or a mix
1cupchopped Tomatoessub with ½ canned tomatoes
½cupcooked Kidney Beansor any other cooked beans of your choice
3cupsWateror Vegetable Stock
In a heavy bottomed pot, heat oil and add garlic. Sauté for 10-15 seconds and add onions and bell peppers.
Cook till onions and bell peppers start to soften and add the taco seasoning, salt, jalapeños and tomatoes. Stir once or twice so that the mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom.
Once the tomatoes start to soften, add water or stock (stock can add more flavour but don't worry if you don't have some on hand)
Add corn kernels to the soup and mix. Add cooked kidney beans or your choice of beans and give it a mix. Bring the soup to a quick boil and then lower the heat. Cover and let this simmer for 20 minutes
Add cornflour slurry and quickly give it a mix so that it doesn't form any lumps. Simmer the soup for 3-4 minutes
Squeeze some fresh lime on top, sprinkle fresh coriander/cilantro and the soup is ready! Let the soup rest for 10-15 minutes before serving
In case you can't get hold of store bought taco seasoning, make your own by combining ½ tablespoon chili powder, 1 tablespoon cumin powder and ½ tablespoon garlic powder
I used a combination of Kidney Beans and Edamame in the soup
A combination of red, green and yellow bell peppers makes the soup more flavourful
If you can't find Jalapeños, substitute them with green chilis