1. 1 tablespoon (15ml) olive oil
  2. 1 onion, finely sliced
  3. 1/2 teaspoon (2ml) salt
  4. 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  5. 1-2 tablespoons (15-25ml) canned chipotle chilies* in adobo sauce, chopped
  6. 1 bunch of cilantro, stems chopped and tops reserved for garnish
  7. 1 teaspoon (5ml) cumin
  8. 1 cup (250ml) frozen corn
  9. 2 x 15oz (approx. 2 x 450g) cans white or golden hominy, drained (or canned chickpeas)
  10. 1 x 28oz can diced tomatoes
  11. 4 cups (1 liter) chicken or vegetable stock
  12. Salt and pepper to taste
To serve
  1. 4 cups (1 liter) thinly sliced cabbage – any kind will do
  2. 2 cups (500ml) grated carrot
  3. 1 cup (250ml) plain yogurt
  4. 1 bunch green onions, white and pale green part finely sliced
  5. 3-4 small radishes, thinly sliced
  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and salt and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, chipotle chili, oregano and cumin. Sauté for a further 3 minutes. Add stock and simmer for 10 minutes. Add corn, hominy or chickpeas and tomatoes, bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Divide soup between 4-6 bowls. Top with gorgeous toppings and a dollop of yogurt, tortilla chips if you have them, and serve.
  1. *Chipotle chilies are roasted jalapeno peppers, with a smoky, sweet, spicy flavour. Chipotles are usually sold canned in a smoky, vinegary sauce called adobo. The cans are sold in grocery stores all over the province. Whatever is left over can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.