Who says you can’t have soup in the summer ? A great low fat soup that is not too heavy but it still eats like a meal. Spice this one up nicely and you will be sweating for sure!

2 Tbs vegetable oil
4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1-2 Tbs mild red chili powder
1/4-1/2 tsp ground cumin
6 1/4 cups chicken, vegetable, or beef stock
2 zucchini, cut into bit-size pieces
4 Tbs cooked rice
salt and pepper
fresh oregano sprigs, to garnish
lime wedges, to serve

1 Heat the oil in a heavy-bottom pan. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes, or until softened and just beginning to change color. Add the chili powder and cumin and cook over medium-low heat for 1 minute.
2 Stir in the stock, zucchini, and rice, then cook over midium-high heat for 10 minutes or until the zucchini are just tender and the rice is cooked through. Season the soup to taste with salt and pepper.
3 Ladle into soup bowls, then garnish, with oregasno sprigs and serve with lime wedges.

Servings: 4
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1 serving
Percent daily values based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Amount Per Serving % Daily Value  
Calories   98.00  
Calories From Fat (61%)   59.94  
Total Fat 7.00g   11%  
Saturated Fat 1.00g   5%  
Carbohydrates 8.00g   3%  
Sugar 1.00g      
Net Carbohydrates 8.00g      
Protein 2.00g   4%