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This soup has a depth of flavor that gets even better the next day. It is hearty and satisfying, making it an ideal dinner for cold days


1 teaspoon Cumin
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
6 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups potatoes, cubed
1 - 15oz can garbanzo beans (chick peas), drained and rinsed
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
1 small zucchini, cut lengthwise and quartered
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cups diced tomatoes (or 1 - 15oz can)
1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
2 limes, cut into wedges
Tortilla Chips, optional
Sour cream, optional

Recipe Info

Difficulty Level: 
Prep Time: 
10 minutes
Cook Time: 
30 minutes
Total Time: 
40 minutes
Serving size: 


1. In a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat add the onion, sauté 3 minutes.
2. Add in the Mediterranean Seasoning, Ground Cumin and garlic, sauté 1 minute.
3. Add in the chicken stock, potato and garbanzo beans. Bring to a boil and cook 5 minutes
4. Add in the chicken, corn, zucchini and salt, cook 5 minutes.
5. Stir in tomato, cook 2 minutes.
6. Ladles each bowl and top with cilantro and desired toppings. Serve with tortilla chips and lime wedges.
7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days or in the freezer for up to 1 month.


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I have to say I love your spices, and all the wonderful recipes on your website. With that said... This recipe sounds good, but I noticed that it's loaded with a lot of starchy foods. You have potato, garbanzo beans AND corn. Just my thought...why not try balancing it out by adding non-starchy foods and replacing the corn and garbanzo beans with mushrooms, spinach and/or baby Kale. It would still be hearty and filling, but with a lot less starch. I'm definitely going to try this recipe, but I will be replacing the corn and garbanzo beans.
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Dont eat it then! Do it your way. I think its fabulous!

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Recipe Tip:
To make a vegetarian version, replace chicken stock with vegetable stock and omit chicken.
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