Southwest Wonder Soup


My uncle posted the other day that he made this soup called “The 7 Day Weight Loss” or “Wonder Soup”. If you Google it, you’ll find many recipes for it, but they are all basically the same. He said he didn’t care so much for the oregano so, as I read over the recipe, I decided to add some southwest flavors to replace the Italian seasonings. I also added in some kale since I had a lot on hand. I was not disappointed, and I can’t wait for the leftovers tomorrow!

Southwest Wonder Soup (AKA 7 Day Weight Loss Soup)

  • ½ head of cabbage, chopped

  • 1 cup celery, diced

  • 1 cup onion, diced

  • 1 cup carrots, diced

  • 1 cup kale, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, diced

  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes

  • 1 lime, squeezed

  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • 1 teaspoon coriander

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 2 cups cooked black beans

  • Salt and Pepper to taste

  • Hot sauce, optional

Heat 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Saute garlic, celery, onions, bell peppers, and carrots until slightly tender. Pour in chicken broth and lime juice. Add in coriander and cumin and stir in tomatoes and cabbage. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat. Cook until cabbage is tender. Stir in black beans, fresh cilantro, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.  Serve hot with fresh cilantro and a dollop or squeeze (we fill a condiment bottle) of plain, greek yogurt.

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