Monday, October 7, 2013

Spicy Kale & Green Chili Posole Soup

This came from the 'The World's Healthiest Foods, Essential Guide to the Healthiest Way of Eating' by George Mateljan. It is a quick and easy Mexican flavored soup is very refreshing and spicy. The degree of spiciness will depend on the type of chilis that you use. The kale adds extra taste and an additional boost of nutrition. Make sure you chop the kale fine for this soup. The finer it's chopped the more it will blend with the other flavors and the easier it will be to eat with a spoon. This soup is better after it sits for awhile, allowing the flavors to infuse. There is nothing to adapt in this recipe. It is already very healthy and tastes super yummy!

* 1 medium onion, chopped
* 6 medium cloves garlic, chopped
* 4 cups + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
* 2 TBS fresh lime juice
* 3 cups kale rinsed and chopped fine (remove stems)
* 2 cups hominy
* 15 oz can diced tomatoes
* 4 oz can diced green chili
* 3 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
* Salt and pepper to taste


1. Chop onion and garlic and let sit for 5 minutes before cooking to bring out their hidden health benefits.
2. Rinse kale and remove stems. Chop fine.
3. Heat 1 TBS broth in medium sized soup pot. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring frequently, until translucent.
4. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute.
5. Add remaining ingredients except cilantro. Bring to a boil on high heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered.
6. Add cilantro, salt and pepper.
     Calories            135.27
     calories from fat    11.20
     calories from saturated fat  1.52
     protein              4.93 g
     carbohydrates        27.03 g
     dietary fiber        6.02 g
     sugar - total        6.43 g
     fat - total          1.24 g
     saturated fat        0.17 g
     mono fat             0.24 g
     poly fat             0.57 g
     cholesterol          0.00 mg

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