Tuesday, August 4, 2015

MEXICAN TOMATO AND BEAN SOUP WITH CHEESE TOAST



Mexican dishes are nice and spicy, perfect for Indian taste buds. I simply love them. Here is a soup recipe with beans, tomatoes, avocado and cheese. Serve it with chilli-cheese toast and it makes a complete and filling meal.

Ingredients:
Kidney beans ... 1 cup (boiled)
Onion ............. 1 small (finely chopped)
Garlic ............. 2-3 cloves (finely chopped)
Red chilli ...... 1 (sliced finely)
Tomatoes ...... 2 (blanched and peeled)
Vegetable stock .. 1 cup (optional, you can use water instead)
Avocado ....... 1/ 2 (diced)
Coriander leaves .. handful
Olive oil ........ 1 tbsp

Method:
1. Heat olive oil in a pan and saute the onions until translucent.
2. Add the garlic, red chilli, tomatoes and stir fry.
3. Add the vegetable stock or water and cook for 5-7 minutes.
4. Allow it to cool and using a hand blender blend the contents.
5. Now tip in the kidney beans and 1 cup water. Season with salt and simmer until well heated. Adjust the thickness of the soup as per your liking and add water or stock accordingly.
6. Pour the soup into individual serving bowls and top with tomatoes, avocado pieces, sliced red chillies, grated cheese and coriander leaves.
Serve with cheese toast.



For the chilli cheese toast:
Grated cheese
Diced onion
Red chillies finely chopped
Butter
French bread.

Method:
1. Slice the bread.
2. Butter the slices and spread the grated cheese, onion and red chillies.
3. Grill them until the cheese melts and they are lightly brown and crunchy.

The recipe is adapted from here


14 comments:

  1. I love the idea that a Mexican soup is full of vegs and its a wholesome meal. I will add avocado to it next time. Brilliant idea to serve chilli cheese toast with it.

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  2. very healthy and tasty.. nice one dear..

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  3. Just delicious. ..want this in this cold weather of Pune

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  4. We call this "cupboard soup" and it's the kind of thing we make with whatever is in the cupboard :)

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    1. Interesting name .. never knew that Danii :)

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  5. What a wonderful one pot meal - Your Mexican Tomato and Bean Soup looks so wholesome and delicious, Shobha. Shared! Thank you for being a part of the Hearth and Soul hop.

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    1. My pleasure April.. thanks for sharing :)

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  6. This soup sounds fantastic! I bet it's so comforting! Thanks for linking it up to #MonthlyMasala!

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