When the weather turns chilly the best way to fill up on is with a nice, steaming bowl of soup. It warms you up from the inside out. When looking a great vegan soup I think pozole is a good way to go. Traditionally, pozole is a pork and hominy soup with a spicy chile base but it is just as easy to nix the pork and still have a delicious bowl to fill up on. As a bonus, the vegan version is ready to serve in less than an hour.
This recipe keeps the heat level on the mild side. Ancho chiles tend to have a bite to them without being too hot. If you feel the need to bump it up a notch you can always add guajillo or dried chipotle peppers.
In addition the garnishes play just as much a role in the soup as the soup itself so don’t skimp on them. I like mine with a lot of lemon, lettuce, onion and a few slices of radishes. Plus I always crush up tortilla chips into the bowl and let them soak up the spice-filled broth. Continue reading