Friday, December 10, 2010
Hidden Veggie Spicy Soup
This recipe is one of my favorites, and I have tried it a few times, tweaking it each time so that I can make sure it is just perfect before I let you give it a whirl. It is very spicy- so if you don't like the heat, well, reduce the spices when making this! The reason why I named it the way I did is because the flavor is so strong in this soup, you can essentially add any veggie to the soup, and they will take the flavor, and before you know it, you're getting way more veggies than you ever bargained for! I know I have a hard time getting enough leafy greens down, so this was a great way to do it!
Here is what you'll need:
2 chicken breast, cooked and chopped
1 medium sized onion, chopped
6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 4oz cans of diced green chiles
1/4 c chopped jalapeno
4 cups or one box of chicken broth, (TJ's has organic, free range!)
2 zucchinis, chopped in half-moons
Kale- as much or as little as you want.
2 TBSP Olive Oil
2 tea Cumin
1 TBSP Oregano
1/4 tea Cayenne (optional or cut in 1/2 if you're not a spicy-food lover)
In a large pot, heat the oil and add the onions, garlic and zucchini. Saute about 5 minutes or so, until the onions become translucent. Next, add the jalapenos and green chiles and saute for about 2 minutes more. Then, add the chicken and the chicken broth, and all of the spices. Let the soup simmer on med-high heat for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. At the very end, add in the Kale and stir for about 2 more minutes, or until the Kale is wilted. Serve and top with the ingredients of your choice!