4 to 6
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper and/or 1 drop *black pepper essential oil
1 onion, diced
1 poblano pepper, seeded and diced
4 cloves of garlic, minced
3 tsp cumin seeds and/or 1 tbsp ground and/or 1 drop *cumin essential oil
3 tsp coriander seeds and/or 1 tbsp ground and/or 1 drop *cilantro essential oil
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp liquid smoke (optional)
4 cups vegetable stockjuice
zest of 1 lime and/or 1 drop *lime essential oil
1 1/2 cups corn kernels (about 1 cob’s worth)
3 15.5 oz cans white beans
One 15.5 oz can hominy
1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped (and/or 1 drop *Cilantro Essential Oil)
Optional toppings: avocado, more cilantro, sour cream, hot sauce or shredded cheese
*Always use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) essential oil intended for dietary use
In a small saute pan, heat cumin and coriander seeds over medium (if using essential oils, add them AFTER you remove the sauté pan from the stove to preserve the integrity of the oil). Toast seeds for about 60 seconds or until fragrant – be careful not to burn them. Allow to cool slightly and then grind into a powder. If you’re not using spices from seeds, skip this step.
Heat oil in a large dutch oven set over medium high heat. Add in onion, poblano, salt and pepper and saute for 7-10 minutes or until softened. Next, add in the garlic, cumin, coriander, (if using essential oils, add them AFTER you remove the pan from the stove to preserve the integrity of the oil) chili powder paprika, and liquid smoke. Saute for another 2 minutes. Add in vegetable broth ensuring to scrape up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot with your wooden spoon. Bring soup to a boil and then add in the lime juice and zest, corn, white beans and hominy.
Reduce chili until simmering and cook for another 45-60 minutes stirring occasionally. Lastly, add in the cilantro. Taste chili and adjust for flavorings.Add some more lime zest and juice for an extra kick! If you want it spicier, add in some cayenne or hot sauce!
Serve with sliced avocado, cilantro, sour cream or cheese...
* Always use Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade (CPTG) Essential Oils intended for dietary use
Modified Maria the Bean Foodie