From the Healing Place Kitchen, Mexican Lentil Soup

Prep time- 20 minutes
Cooking time- 50-60 minutes
Serves 8-10
Recipe can be doubled.


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
2 celery stalks, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon cumin
1/4 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon oregano
2 cups fired diced tomatoes and juices
4 oz can diced green chilies, rinsed (optional)
2 cups green lentils, rinsed (any lentil will work in this dish.)
16 oz of salsa (I like medium heat)
12 oz can drained black beans
1 cup or can or fresh corn nibbles
8 cups vegetable or chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon salt
fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)
1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced (optional)


Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion, carrots, celery, and bell pepper. Saute until beginning to soften, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, paprika, and oregano and saute another minute.

Add tomatoes, salsa, chilies, lentils, broth, black bean and salt. If using fresh corn, cut corn from cob. Add cob to broth for extra flavor. Set fresh corn aside for the last 10 minutes of cooking.

Bring to a boil and turn down heat and simmer with the lid tilted until lentils are tender, about 30-40 minutes. Note- if lentils are taking a long time to soften, add a teaspoon of baking soda to the mixture and this will quicken the cooking time. Why to the lentils take a long time before they soften? They are probably old lentils that have been sitting around.) Add corn to the last 10 minutes of cooking time.  Season to taste with salt and pepper. Remove corn cobs

Serve Mexican Lentil Soup topped with fresh cilantro, avocado, and sour cream.


About the recipe creator- Helen Chin Lui is a Certified Reflexologist, Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner, Reiki Master and teacher. She is the owner of the Healing Place and the Healing Place Energy School.  Helen specializes in helping people to find relief from digestive disorders, chronic pain, and balance hormones naturally. To schedule a free consultation, call 508 359-6463 or schedule at

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