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Mexican Minestrone Recipe

The massive variety of vegetables combined with black beans is enough to make this Mexican minestrone a nutritionally dense, fibre-loaded meal. The guacamole takes this tasty meal to a whole new level.

Serves: 4


Quick Guacamole


Mexican Minestrone Recipe

By: Georgia Harding

This Mexican minestrone is a delicious, nutritionally dense, fibre-loaded meal. Give it a whirl tonight!


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  • Olive oil
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 sticks celery, finely sliced
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Few drops Tabasco sauce, to taste (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely diced
  • 2 large carrots, finely diced
  • 1L stock or bone broth (chicken, beef or vegetable)
  • 2 cans diced tomato
  • 1 zucchini, diced
  • 1 red capsicum, diced
  • 2 cans black beans, drained & rinsed
  • Good pinch sea salt
  • 2 cups chopped in-season greens (spinach, kale, silverbeet, chard)
  • Coriander leaves, to serve


  • In large pot, add splash of olive oil and sweat onion and celery over medium heat, covered, for 5 mins or until starting to soften.
  • Add paprika, cumin and sea salt and stir for a few mins until you smell spices.
  • Add Tabasco if using, garlic and carrot and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add stock and tomato and bring to slow simmer.
  • Add zucchini, capsicum and black beans and simmer for 10 mins or until vegetables are just cooked. Taste and adjust seasoning and spiciness.
  • Last, add greens to pot and cook until they are just wilted (only a few mins).
  • Serve immediately topped with a dollop of guacamole (recipe below) and fresh coriander.


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Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.

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