Green Soup



Well... its still winter here in the midwest and getting colder by the day, so SOUP! I make soup in my home 1-2 times a week. I quart it up (put it into Asian takeout plastic container aka: quart/pint containers) and freeze those bad boys up! It makes a quick and easy meal or gift on a cold winter day.


This soup has become a hit considering I threw it all in a pot to try and save ingredients from spoiling! Its simple and delicious!


*There is ONE ingredient that may be a challenge is salsa verde or green salsa. A talented cook told me she freezes some of the salsa verde to later put in soups to add a nice acidic kick! She is so smart and resourceful, I obviously took her advice! So, there are 3 options for salsa verde. 1: buy it in the grocery store. Before adding it to your soup, taste it to ensure YOU like it. 2: make it... if you have a large freezer, make a giant batch and freeze it up! I have a tiny apartment and will NOT be doing that! 3: find your favorite local joint and ask NICELY to purchase a quart. Whatever your preference, make sure you have 1 quart!


Ingredients:

1 white onion, small dice

2 T cumin seeds or 1 t cumin powder

6 cloves garlic minced

2 bags frozen corn (not canned)

2 cans white kidney beans, drained

4 chicken thighs, roasted and shredded

2 quarts unsalted chicken stock

*1 quart salsa verde

salt and pepper to taste

4 T chili powder - optional


Method:

-Preheat oven to 350 and roast salted chicken thighs. Let cool and shred with a fork.

-In a heavy bottom stock pot, cook down white onion on Medium heat (6 of 10) season with salt

-add cumin and garlic and stir (chili powder if using)

-add corn, beans and chicken and stir all together

-add stock and salsa verde

-bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for an hour or 2, stirring once in a while so the bottom does not stick

-taste, season with salt and taste again

-serve hot


I like to add a scoop of cooked rice to my bowl along with cheese, tortilla chips and fresh sliced chilis


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