Fiesta Vegetable Soup

Kids of all ages will enjoy topping their bowl of this Mexican inspired soup. If you like heat, stir in hot sauce to taste.

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Serves: 8

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  • 2 tsp (10 mL) vegetable oil
  • 8 oz (250 g) extra-lean Ontario Ground Turkey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Ontario Onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chili powder
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) each ground cumin and dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each salt and pepper
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) chopped Ontario Greenhouse Sweet Yellow Peppers
  • 1 cup (250 mL) chopped Ontario Carrot
  • 4 cups (1 L) no-salt-added chicken broth
  • 1 can (28 oz/796 mL) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (19 oz/540 mL) black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) frozen corn kernels
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded Ontario Cheddar Cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) diced Ontario Greenhouse Tomatoes
  • Optional Toppings: Ontario Sour Cream
  • Fresh Ontario Coriander


In large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey, garlic, onion, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook breaking up turkey with wooden spoon for 5 minutes or until no longer pink. Add peppers, carrot, broth, 1 cup (250 mL) water and tomatoes; bring to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until carrots are tender, about 15 minutes.

Add beans and corn; simmer for 3 minutes or until warm. Ladle soup into bowls; top with cheese and tomatoes. Serve with suggested toppings.


Freeze Ontario corn in the summer to enjoy year-round. This soup is a great make-ahead as the flavours develop on standing.

Reheat on medium heat, stirring occasionally. Pack any leftover soup to reheat for lunch the next day.

Nutritional information

  • Calories: 258
  • Protein: 18 grams
  • Fat: 9 grams
  • Carbohydrate: 26 grams
  • Fibre: 6 grams
  • Sodium: 550 mg