Monday, November 18, 2013

Creamy Tortilla Soup with Hominy

Hominy is criminally underrated and underused in the food world. Even in Mexican food I don't see it used often. What gives? It tastes like a corn tortilla and bean combined in one! It's perfect to bulk up soups and stews, tastes great in tacos and burritos and even makes a great salsa. The only drawback I've noticed is that I can only find it in 28oz cans which is sometimes just way too much. Thankfully this recipe calls for the whole can and none will go to waste.

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Creamy Tortilla Soup with Hominy
serves 4
2 tbl canola oil
1 medium red onion, small dice
1 jalapeno, minced (seeds removed, optional)
1 1/2 cup minced napa cabbage
3 garlic cloves, minced
1-28oz can white hominy, drained and rinsed
10oz frozen yellow corn kernels
10 yellow corn tortilla chips (I highly recommend Juanita's brand)
1 tbl salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1-15oz can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1-15oz can tomato sauce
1-15oz can coconut milk
1/2 cup minced cilantro
2 avocados, medium dice, for garnish
vegan sour cream, for garnish
tortilla chips, for garnish

In a large pot, saute the onion and jalapeno in oil until tender and fragrant, 5 minutes. Add the cabbage and garlic and cook until the cabbage has wilted, 5 minutes more. Add the hominy, corn, tortilla chips, salt, pepper, cumin, paprika and oregano and stir to combine. Cook 3-5 minutes more. Add the pinto beans, tomato sauce, coconut milk and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook for 25 minutes.
Taste and season with salt and pepper. Stir in the cilantro, reserving a bit for garnish.
Serve in bowls with avocado, sour cream and tortilla chips.

1 comment:

  1. Made it. Loved it. I had to use chickpeas instead of hominy because I have never been able to find it. It was easy, delicious, creamy and filling. Everyone should make this! It is super satisfying on a cold winter day.

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