It’s the time of the year for fresh starts and cleansing. This zesty veggie filled soup is comfort food for the cold winter months. Though, I must admit, it’s equally tasty any time of the year. Plus, it’s Weight Watchers & figure friendly. Go soup!
Peace & Java
Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 30-45 min Total Time: about 1 hour Servings: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups Difficulty: Medium Yield: about 8 cups. SP: 2
1 large onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
2 medium rib celery, chopped with leaves
2 medium carrots, chopped
1 jalapeño, seeded and chopped
1 10 oz. can diced tomatoes & green chilies with juice
1/2 cup canned low-sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup corn, frozen or fresh
1 cup chicken breast strips, cooked and roughly chopped
4 cups fat-free, reduced sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 tablespoon chipotle in adobo sauce, minced
1/2 tableshoon canola oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons lime juice, freshly squeezed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Goya All Purpose Seasoning, Lemon & Pepper
1/4 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
Optional Garnishes: avocado, shredded reduced fat cheese, fat-free sour cream or Greek yogurt, tortilla strips
1. Add canola oil to a medium Dutch oven obverse medium high heat. Add the onion, bell peppers, celery and carrots. Sauté, stirring occasionally until lightly browned, about 5-6 minutes. Strain in the garlic and chipotle.
2. Add diced tomatoes with juice, corn and chicken stock, Goya seasoning, salt and pepper. Bring soup to a simmer. Stir in chicken. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.
3. Reduce heat to low and cook 30-45 minutes covered.
4. Add lime juice and cilantro to soup. Adjust seasoning if needed.
Serve with your choice of optional garnishes.
NOTES, TIPS & TRICKS: Adjust the spice level of the soup by ramping up or omitting the jalapeño and the the chipotle in adobo sauce.
For WW SPs: 1/2 oz avocado: 1 SP; 2 tbsp RF shredded cheese: 1 SP; 1 tbsp FF sour cream or Greek yogurt: 0 SP; 1.4 oz tortilla strips: 1SP