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Mexican Soup with Pumpkin Seeds


1/3 cup chopped pumpkin seeds
3 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 small to medium green bell pepper diced, 1/4 inch pieces
1 medium onion minced
4 medium cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbs. red chili powder
1 small zucchini diced
1 cup finely chopped collard greens
1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes
1 15 oz. can rinsed black beans
1 cup frozen yellow corn
1 4oz can diced green chili
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp cumin
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat 1 TBS. broth in a medium soup pot. Sauté onion, garlic, and green peppers in broth over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add red chili powder, mix in well and add broth, zucchini, collard greens and tomatoes.
  3. Cook for another 5 minutes and add beans, corn, green chili, oregano, and cumin.
  4. Bring to a boil on high heat. Once it begins to boil, reduce heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for 15 minutes longer.
  5. Top soup with chopped cilantro, salt and pepper.


Makes 6 Servings