Friday, October 24, 2008

Santa Fe Chowder

*VEGAN "Pantry meal" This soup is fast, delicious, and easy to make (since most the ingredients can be kept on hand in the pantry). A great fall soup. Light pumpkin flavor with a nice, thick consistency.

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon cumin
1 15-oz can pumpkin
1 15-oz can tomatoes (fire roasted, w/ lime andcilantro, or w/ green chiles for added spice)
1 4-oz. can roasted green chiles
1 can corn
1/2 cup salsa
1/2-1 cup broth to thin chowder, as needed

1 cup lite coconut milk
Chopped cilantro, to taste
Juice from 1 fresh lime

Heat the oil in a soup pot and add the garlic, cumin; stir for one minute to mingle flavors. Add the pumpkin, tomatoes, green chiles, corn, and salsa. Mix together.

Add the broth. Heat through to a simmer, and then add the coconut milk. Top with cilantro and heat through slowly.
Add the fresh lime juice. Stir. For more spice, sprinkle a few dashes of cayenne pepper and mix in.

*modified from
Karina-s Kitchen- Recipes from a Gluten-Free Goddess: Santa Fe Pumpkin Chowder

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