When fall is in the air, this is a favorite soup in our home. A couple years ago my mom tried a lot of new and different recipes. She tried so many; some were good some were not so good. Through trial and error we got some pretty good recipes that we make all the time now and this is one of them. At first I didn’t like this soup because it was something different, but I love it now, it’s one of the things that I get really excited to have when my mom makes it. It’s a pretty simple and easy recipe, it doesn’t take a ton of time to make and it tastes delicious.
8 C. of water
10 tsp chicken bouillon
2 C. cubed/shredded chicken
1 can pinto/black beans, drained and rinsed
½ C. lentils
1 C. frozen mixed vegetables
2 C. Minute Rice
1 ½ C. tomato based salsa
1/3 C. lime juice
1/3 bunch chopped cilantro (more or less depending on your preference)
Combine all ingredients together in a large stock pot and bring to a rapid boil. Lower temperature to low and simmer for half hour. Garnish with more cilantro if desired.