Mexican Ole Soup!

Yum, this is a fat free totally yummy high nutrient good things soup! You can add a can of drained  beans for extra protein…  also maybe top with crushed nachos, add grated cheese, blob of sour cream (not fat free then but oh well…) It is just as good naked! Pretty much a dump and simmer soup.

Mexican Style Guilt Free Soup!

6 cups vegetable  broth

14 ounces canned diced tomato, Mexican-style preferred

blob of tomato paste 1 Tbsp (freeze the rest in 1 T blobs, wrapped in saran wrap)

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 medium red or yellow onion, chopped

2 cups fresh green beans ( I used frozen)

2 small zucchini,chopped

1 cup cabbage, chopped (optional) Changes the flavour a bit)

1 carrot, diced

1 green pepper, chopped

1 medium jalapeño (membranes and seeds removed, minced) OPTIONAL, OR dash of cayenne pepper or hot sauce ( Siracha cha cha)

2 teaspoon cumin

2 teaspoon dried oregano)

2 roasted red peppers packed in water, drained, finely chopped (optional)

Salt to taste

2 tablespoons lime juice( optional but really adds to it))

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional but so yum!)

You could also add some canned corn  if desired.

Put a large pot or Dutch oven on stove and heat to Med-High. Add broth and tomatoes and everything else except cilantro and lime juice,  and bring to boil, cover the soup, reduce the heat to maintain a slow simmer and simmer for about 10-15 minutes or until everything is tender. Stir in salt, lime juice and cilantro. Serve immediately.  You can also top with crushed nacho chips and some grated cheese but then it would not be no fat:) Also can be topped with sour cream. Perfect for these cool days!

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