Thursday, July 28, 2011

Tortilla Soup with Avocado

I am LOVING Jeff's running magazine this month as the recipes are to die for. Might have to see what other ones we can find as the first 2 have been a hit with me :) This soup has a bit of kick to it but is just awesome!!!

2/3 cup low fat. low sodium chicken broth
1 cup canned, diced fire-roasted tomatoes
2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, chopped fine
2/3 cup store-bought hot fresh salsa
1/2 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels
1 cup cooked skinless chicken breast
salt & freshly ground black pepper
1/3 ripe hass avocado, sliced
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro

Combine chicken broth, tomatoes, chiles, salsa and corn in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over high heat. Turn the heat to me-low and simmer for eight minutes. Shred the chicken and stir into the soup. Season with salt and pepper. Chill in the refrigerator if serving cold. Top with avocado, cilantro and tortilla strips.

** When Jeff made this he grilled our chicken on the bbq, just used regular tomatoes and added the cilantro right in the soup. I had some sour cream and nachos with mine. AMAZING!!!! I must make sure I have avocado in the house next time......

Chickpea,Cherry & Ginger Salad

This is a new recipe we tried tonight in our house and I LOVED it.....wasn't so sure when I watched Jeff make it but can't stop eating it and it's good for you....

2 ( 15.5 oz) cans chickpeas
1 ( 11oz) can mandarin oranges
Half a red onion, sliced
1 clove minced garlic
1 Tbsp minced ginger
2/3 cup chopped pecans
2/3 dried chopped cherries
1 minced jalapeƱo
1 cup chopped parsley
4 oz. feta cheese

Whisk together 2 Tbsp of EACH apple cider vinegar and olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste. Pour over chickpea salad and mix well.

** Side note.....we used cashews and fresh Jeff didn't realize we had cilantro and not parsley until it was too was STILL AMAZING with the cilantro!!!