“When all else fails, there’s always soup... Vegan soup!”
It wasn’t Gandhi, was it? John Lennon perhaps? Possibly...
Regardless, whoever it was that uttered those words, knew it to be true. (If you’re kind of guessing it was actually your author, you’re definitely on the right track…)
Therein lies the beauty of veganism. What you eat can be as complex in construction as the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, or it can be as straight-forward as a walk in the park. Don’t let the omnivores and anti-veganistas have it all their own way when it comes to culinary versatility. If anything, a vegan diet creates a need for greater creativity and diversity in the kitchen.
That said, for the purpose of this article, let’s get you acquainted with an easy to make vegan soup recipe that will keep you coming back for more.
User advisory: you’ll need a crock-pot and crock-pots rock – and there we have our first vegan tongue-twister of the night!
Spicy Black Bean Soup:
- 3 cup black beans
- 1 cup corn
- 1 – 2 chopped onions (subject of course to your own particular onion requirements)
- 2 cans diced tomatoes
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 6 cloves of garlic (vampires need not apply)
- ¼ cup Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ cup Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
- 2 Tbsp cumin
- ¼ cup dried chives
- 1 Tbsp paprika
- 1 tsp cayenne
- 1 Tbsp chipotle chili pepper
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 2 tsp salt
- 5 cup water
Launch all of the ingredients listed into the crockpot for an overnight, or at least for an 8-hour get-together, on a low heat. Come the morning, season to taste, if need be. That’s it!
Eat for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Or all three. It's packed with nutrients, low in fat, absent of oils, and as vegan as vegan can be.
Special note: spice-wise, as detailed above, this comes with a kick. It’s super easy to drop the Scoville units if you wish – just tinker accordingly. Likewise, if you like to chase the burn, it’s equally as easy to rev up the heat. Your author likes it super-hot and uses this soup as a remedy for taking out a cold. Not only will it search for and destroy the bugs, it will do it all along with a soupy grin.
This recipe is so straightforward it actually makes a walk in the park look like anything but. Give this a shot as when you do, it will quickly become a staple go-to in your library of quick-fire vegan recipes with minimal fuss attached.
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