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.
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes