This is a delicious and economical veggie soup that I sometimes make when it's cold and I feel like a comfort food. It has no meat but I do use chicken broth for added flavor. I add a small jalapeno seeded and veins removed for a little subtle heat. Those of you who are vegetarians can make this soup with vegetable broth and it would be just as delicious. I serve with crusty french bread to sop up the good soup at the bottom of the bowl. Sprinkled with good Mexican grated cheese and a glass of Merlot or Burgandy. Delicious Enjoy
1First over medium to high heat. Heat the olive oil and add onions, fresh garlic, eggplant, zucchini, cilantro and diced jalapeno, Saute until onions and jalapenos are limp. Next add wine and deglaze; next add all of the mashed tomatos and their juice into the onion mixture.
2Continue to saute for about five minutes. Now add the seasonings bay leaf, oregano, cumin, garlic powder, black pepper, sea salt mix well and then add chicken or vegetable broth and the diced potatoes. Add the packet of Goya seasoning with achiote. Mix well cover reduce heat to simmer and cook for about 35 minutes or until the potatos are fork tender.
3uncover and check to see if veggies are cooked potatoes should be tender to the touch. Ladle into big bowl sprinkle with Oaxaca cheese or queso fresco. Serve with a thick slice of toasted Frech baguette bread or Italian bread slathered with garlic butter or a little olive oil and garlic. Truly a hearty and delicious comfort soup. Enjoy
4My picture above is missing the cheese topping. my sweet angels (grandchildren) devoured it all. When I went to take a picture of my bowl. I am sure you get the idea. Bon Appetito