Pozole Verde

Beyond the usual chili or chicken and noodles, it’s nice to have a vegetarian soup in your comfort food collection—and no, generic old vegetable soup isn’t going to cut it. Enter this pozole verde from Spicebox Kitchen by Linda Shiue, M.D. (Yep, she’s a chef and a doctor.)

“There are three main types of this nourishing, soothing, hominy-based soup,” Shiue writes, “the most popular being red, as well as white, and the one I’m presenting here, green. Pozole is a dish of pre-Hispanic origins in Mexico, and a dish reserved for special celebrations and religious ceremonies.”

Shiue’s meat-free version uses pepitas, tomatillos and green chiles for its hue, and calls for roasting the chiles and aromatics in the oven for even more flavor. “The garnishes are definitely not optional,” she continues. “They add even more color, texture and flavor.”

Excerpted from Spicebox Kitchen: Eat Well and Be Healthy with Globally Inspired, Vegetable-Forward Recipes by Linda Shiue, MD. Copyright © 2021. Available from Hachette Go, an imprint of Hachette Book Group, Inc.