Zucchini and Hominy Soup

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 10 min.
Cook Time: 60 min.
Total: 1 hr. 10 min.
This is a vegetarian version of posole, a dish traditionally containing pork made by Pueblo Indians and Hispanics for feast days and special celebrations.


  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 zucchini, sliced
  • 1 cup peeled and chopped mild green chile peppers
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 4 cups cooked yellow hominy or 2 16-ounce (455g) cans
  • 1 tsp ground cumin


  • Sauté the onion and garlic in oil for 3 to 5 minutes. Add zucchini and green chiles and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, another 5 minutes.
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer, covered, over low heat for 45 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Calories 189
  Calories from Fat 52 (28%)
(9%)Total Fat 6g
(5%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
(1%)Cholesterol 2mg
(36%)Sodium 862mg
(18%)Potassium 631mg
Total Carbohydrate 30g
(19%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(12%)Protein 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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