Freezing Already? Try this Vegan Poblano Pepper Soup! ~ Erin Trauth

Via Erin Trauth
on Oct 16, 2013
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poblano soup

Just like a light switch flickered off, it’s suddenly as cold as the Grinch’s heart here in Colorado; we’ve already got our first salting of snow!

And you know what that means: Soup. Soup. Every damned day.

There really is nothing like it, right? The warmth a spoonful of soup can bring to a body is unmatched.

Here’s a hearty recipe anyone can pull together quickly:  it’s got the warm flavor of poblano peppers and red potatoes, and all the protein we can get from chickpeas.

Add some veggies, and we’ve got ourselves a nutrition-packed power soup, sure to kick that cold feeling right outta our bodies.

For this easy, warming recipe, we’ll need:

For base/broth:

•       1 7-ounce jar of tomato paste (my pick: here)
•       ½ cup Dijon mustard
•       2 tablespoons basil
•       2 tablespoons oregano
•       2 small dashes ground cayenne pepper
•       8 – 10 cups filtered water

For the “sustenance”:

•       3 cups cooked chickpeas
•       1 large poblano pepper, diced
•       6 – 7 medium red potatoes, cubed
•       2 cups green peas
•       1 cup and cubed carrots
•       1 cup sliced celery

Do this:

1.      Add all of the base/broth ingredients to a large pot. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to low to simmer.
2.      Add in “the sustenance” ingredients. Let entire pot simmer together for at least 30 minutes.
3.      Enjoy!


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About Erin Trauth

Erin is a teacher, author, graduate student, food blogger, and yoga lover. When she’s not hitting the books, Erin can be found hiking the Colorado mountains, cooking and eating her weight in vegan fare, trying out all forms of yoga, and writing about veganism on her web site, Vegan Good. Connect with her on Facebook here.


2 Responses to “Freezing Already? Try this Vegan Poblano Pepper Soup! ~ Erin Trauth”

  1. joanna says:

    sorry as a uker 'red potatoes' – do you mean sweet potatoes? Thank you 🙂

  2. Kendra says:

    Fresh herbs?