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sundayslowsoupersThis recipe came from Jerry, who very thoughtfully wanted to help us use our leftover turkey. But I didn't have any! So I subbed a can of red kidney beans, and you know what...it worked! Great recipe. The avocado cream is the best part - awesome stuff. I also garnished with some Guiltless Gourmet Blue Corn tortilla chips and the whole thing was yummy. Recipe is below.

List of other Slow Soupers is here. I'm going to miss a few weeks while I'm in Italy but I'll catch up when I get home. We'll be cooking soup from now until April!

Mexican Turkey Soup
(Serves 4)

1-1/2 cups fresh corn niblets (frozen will work but thaw first)
1 pint cherry tomatoes
1 tsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup chopped green onions, white and light-green parts only; reserve dark-green ends to garnish
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp finely chopped, canned chipotle peppers
4 cups chicken stock (or if you have time, try making your own turkey stock)
3/4 cups shredded, cooked turkey (or a can of beans)
1 ripe avocado
2 limes
2 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tbsp finely chopped, fresh cilantro

In a large pot, dry-roast corn over high heat until lightly charred. Set aside in a small bowl. Repeat process with tomatoes.

Using same pot, saute onion, garlic and chipotle peppers in vegetable oil over medium heat. Add turkey and stock and bring almost to a boil then reduce heat to simmer.

Roughly chop tomatoes and add (with juices) to pot along with corn. Season with salt and pepper.

In a small bowl, mash avocado with a fork. Mix in juice from 1/2 of one lime and mayonnaise. Stir in chopped cilantro and season with salt and pepper.

Serve soup topped with avocado cream, finely chopped dark-green onions and a wedge of lime.

Nutritional information
Nutrients per serving: 273 calories, 17 g fat, 17 g protein, 16 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre.

Jerry's note: We've made this soup a few times and find it is a great way to use up leftover turkey. I really like the mix of flavours. The only thing that I generally do differently is to roast the cherry tomatoes in the oven for about 20 - 30 minutes at 350 rather than pan roast them.

Annie's note: I took Jerry's advice and oven-roasted the tomatoes and the corn. I've been afraid of dry roasting ever since a bad experience that made the smoke alarm go off!

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Comments (7)

sandrac:

Annie, that looks so good!!! I love the blue tortilla chips, and the avocado cream looks delish.

Sounds like a great recipe!

BTW, how goes the trip planning?

Sandra, it really is a great recipe. I'll definitely make it again and will use that avocado cream for chili and other recipes.

You know, I think I'm almost ready to go! I haven't packed but I did use this long holiday weekend to pile up stuff in preparation for packing. Dug out the travel umbrella and things like that. I'm really excited!

Annie, this looks so delicious! I have all the ingredients to make it (with the beans, I don't like left over turkey) so I might do it tomorrow.

I'm glad I made it back before you leave. When are you leaving?

This soup looks so delicious! I just LOVE your little Mexican band in the background!! What a great touch.

SO...when are you leaving? How long will you be gone? Are you going anywhere else or just Venice? I know you talked about this before but I can't seem to remember which post.

Maria, so good to hear from you! Welcome home! I can't wait to hear all about your travels.

Girasoli, thanks! That little Day of the Dead band just seemed to fit.

I leave on Wed. and will be gone for ten days. Just Venice. I've got a trip planning post in progress - hope to find time today to finish and post it. This trip has kind of snuck up on me!

Anne:

I hope this severe flooding doesn't have much of an impact on your trip. As soon as I read the articles, I thought of you. I was thinking you weren't leaving until Friday though. But Wednesday - how exciting!!!!

Hi Anne, I am thinking that the water will be long gone by the time I get there on Thursday morning (I fly out on Wed. night). Worst flood in 22 years, one article says! I've seen a few photos and I'm so glad I wasn't arriving today!

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