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Spicy Posole Soup

This quick and easy Mexican flavored soup is very refreshing and spicy. The amount of spiciness will depend on how hot the chilies are that you use. Although it is not common to have kale in this type of soup, this healthier version tastes great and adds an additional boost of nutrition.

Spicy Posole Soup Prep and Cook Time: Prep time:15 minutes Cooking time: 20 minutes

1 medium onion, chopped
6 medium cloves garlic, chopped
4 cups + 1 TBS chicken or vegetable broth
2 TBS fresh lime juice
3 cups kale rinsed and chopped fine (remove stems)
2 cups canned hominy, drained
15oz can diced tomatoes
4oz can diced green chili
3 TBS chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Rinse kale and remove stems. Chop fine.
  2. Heat 1 TBS broth in medium sized soup pot. Healthy Sauté onion in broth over medium heat for 5 minutes stirring frequently, until translucent. Add garlic and continue to sauté for another minute. Add remaining ingredients except cilantro. Bring to a boil on high heat. Once it comes to a boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered. Add cilantro, salt and pepper.

    Serves 4

    Serving Suggestions:
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Healthy Cooking Tips: Make sure you chop the kale fine for this soup. The finer it’s chopped the more it will blend with the other flavors and the easier it will be to eat with a spoon. This soup is better after it sits for awhile, allowing the flavors to infuse.

Nutritional Profile

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Spicy Posole Soup
1.00 serving
135.27 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 479.52 mcg 599.4 79.8 excellent
vitamin C 95.65 mg 159.4 21.2 excellent
vitamin A 5894.51 IU 117.9 15.7 excellent
manganese 0.64 mg 32.0 4.3 very good
dietary fiber 6.02 g 24.1 3.2 good
calcium 149.36 mg 14.9 2.0 good
iron 2.40 mg 13.3 1.8 good
vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) 0.26 mg 13.0 1.7 good
tryptophan 0.04 g 12.5 1.7 good
copper 0.24 mg 12.0 1.6 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In Depth Nutritional Profile for Spicy Posole Soup

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