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Spicy Turkey Soup

This was a great way to use up leftover turkey. This simple soup was really yummy! This recipe was adapted from Whole Foods.

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 cups chopped onion
1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes, with their liquid
4 cups broth
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground chipotle or cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 bay leaf
3 cups shredded cooked turkey meat (white and dark) 
1/2 cup chopped cilantro 
1 avocado, diced 
1 lime

Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add garlic and onions. Cook, stirring often, 8 to 10 minutes, until onions are translucent. Stir in tomatoes, broth, oregano, ground chipotle pepper, cumin, black pepper, bay leaf and turkey. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a gentle simmer. Simmer 15 minutes to allow flavors to meld.  Turn off heat, add cilantro. Serve topped with diced avocado and squeeze of fresh lime juice.

I served this with white corn chips, roasted sweet potatoes, and a romaine salad with Mexican Lime Dressing.

Mexican Lime Dressing

2 Tbsp lime

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp honey

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp cumin

freshly ground pepper

Whisk together and mix with chopped romaine lettuce.

Sorry no pictures this time, which is too bad, this was a very pretty meal.

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