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                             Southwestern Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       tb           Canola oil
      2/3   c            Chopped yellow onion
    1                    Garlic clove -- minced
    1       t            Ground cumin
    1       tb           Fresh oregano -- minced
    1       sm           Jalapeno pepper -- core seed
                         Mince
    1       md           Red bell pepper -- core seed
                         Mince
    1       qt           Vegetable broth
    1       c            Corn kernels -- cooked
      1/4   c            Fresh lime juice
    2       c            Cooked white beans --
                         Drained and rinsed
    1       c            Tomatoes -- peel seed chop
    1       md           Avocado -- see note
    3       tb           Fresh cilantro -- minced
                         Salt and pepper
    4                    6 inch corn tortillas -- cut
                         -into 1/2 strips
 
   Note on Avocado: peel, pit, chop and toss with a
   little lime juice.
   
   Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat in a
   large heavy pot. Add the onion, garlic, cumin,
   oregano, jalapeno, and bell pepper and cook, stirring,
   until the onion is transparent, 6 to 8 minutes. Add
   the broth and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low,
   cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the corn, lime
   juice, and beans and bring back to a simmer. Add the
   tomatoes, avocado, and cilantro and remove from the
   heat. Season with salt and pepper.
   
   While the soup is simmering, heat the remaining oil in
   a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, then fry the
   tortilla strips until crisp, about 3 to 5 minutes.
   Drain on towels. Put several strips in each bowl, then
   pour in the soup.
   
   Recipe By     : Maggie Oster’s Herb Garden (1993:43)
   NY: MacMillan
  
 
 
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