Every summer I forget how awesome soup and it's unfortunate. A good broth based soup filled with fresh veggies is light, filling and super easy to make. Summer should be the best time to soup it up with best vegetables being in season!
A few days ago I found myself with a couple of leeks and a load of peppers from the farm.
Add in a couple of leftover corn on the cobs and Voila! My soup was born. It came out delicious, topped with some fresh avocado, a bit of cheese and a dash of the green tabasco.
I'll share what I did but I want you to keep in mind that ANYTHING really works. Take your fresh veggies and leftovers, sauté them, add some broth and sprinkle in your favorite spices. That's pretty much the formula.
Here's what I did with what I had on hand…
- 2 Leeks
- 2 Cobs of Corn
- 3 Sweet Peppers
- 1 bunch of Fresh Cilantro
- 4 Cups of Broth or Stock
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp lime juice
- Fresh Avocado, Mexican cheese blend and green tabasco for topping. All optional, of course.
Heat a medium to large pot over medium heat and spray with some non-stick cooking spray.
Chop the leeks all the way up to the leaves.
Add them to the pot with a bit of kosher salt.
While the leeks are cooking cut the kernels off your leftover cobs.
Leave them all rustic they're all fall apart anyway.
Add the corn to the pot with the leeks.
Chop the cilantro…
… and peppers. Add both the pot.
Once everything is in the pot and the peppers are just starting to soften, add the broth. I used 4 cups of homemade chicken broth I had in the freezer.
Add in the spices and cook on medium high until it just starts to boil at the edges.
Lower to a simmer and serve when ready.
I put 2 cups in a bowl and topped with ¼ of an avocado, some shredded cheese and a splash of green tabasco.
It was delicious and I just ate the last bowl today. 🙁
My recipe yielded just over 6 cups and the nutritional information is impressive. By all accounts this should be a 0 point soup (per cup) if you don't add the toppings but I use the nutritioanl info to calculate allowing you to decide. I find it the "safer" approach.
Oh! and in case you are wondering, I'm the only one who ate this. I didn't even bother trying after The Little Guy sad it looked gross. I will get them to like soups one day. *sigh*
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|3||2 cups of the soup (not including the avocado or cheese)|
|110||1g||5g||old: 1.5||new: 3|