Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
This recipe is based on one from a Dr. Oz December 2011 episode where he gave away many Vitamix blenders that cost about $500 each. Fortunately, the directions say you can make this in a blender, which I will have to do while I save up my money. I only use 1 tablespoon of chili powder as 2 tablespoons is too much heat for my tastes. Tip: if you like this and make a lot of it, I saw on another of his shows that it’s much cheaper to soak dry chickpeas than to use canned chick peas, also known as garbanzo beans.
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced fire-roasted tomatoes, with medium chilies
- 1 (15 ounce) can chickpeas
- 2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 2 cups vegetable stock or 2 cups chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons chili powder
- 1⁄4 cup lime juice
- 1⁄2 cup fresh cilantro, freshly chopped
- Add tomatoes, chick peas, garlic, broth and chili powder to either a blender or a Vitamix. Puree.
- Transfer mix to a large pot and bring to the boil; lower the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- Alternatively, you may add the first 5 ingredients to a large pot and process the ingredients with an immersion blender. Bring to the boil and simmer for about 10 minutes.
- To serve, stir in lime juice and cilantro. Enjoy!
Lots of bold flavor, almost like a cross between salsa and soup! I took Mikekey's advice about it being thin and used only one cup of broth - came out with a nice gazpacho-type consistency. This is as quick to make as tomato soup from the can but much healthier. A cup would not be a filling meal, but nice with a large salad or as a starter to keep you from overeating at the main meal.
This is great soup (but a little too thin, so will cut broth down next time). Made exactly as written. (You suggested just 1 tbls. of chili powder, but mine was pretty mild, so used full amount. ) Would be good with some cumin also. Not sure what the title means, but whatever it is called, it is good!
This soup has a very healthy feel and nice flavour from the fire roasted tomatoes. I found the amount of lime overpowered things a bit for me, I'd probably add less next time, but all in all I enjoyed it. Couldn't be easier, that's for sure!