Delicious Decisions: Quick Mexican-Style Soup

  • Serves: 4; 3/4 cup per serving


A perfect last-minute side dish, this super-fast soup abounds in south-of-the-border flavors. It weighs in at only 35 calories per serving.


14   ounce can fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
1      large tomato, seeded and diced
4     ounce can chopped mild green chiles
1/4  cup snipped fresh cilantro
1 to 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2  tablespoon olive oil (extra-virgin preferred)
3/4  teaspoon ground cumin

Cooking Instructions

In a medium saucepan, bring the broth to a boil over high heat. Stir in the tomato and green chiles. Return to a boil. Remove from the heat.

Stir in the remaining ingredients. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.

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Nutritional Analysis
Per serving
Calories Per Serving
Total Fat
2.0 g
Saturated Fat
0.0 g
Trans Fat
0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
0.0 g
Monounsaturated Fat
1.5 g
0 mg
132 mg
4 g
2 g
1 g
1 g

Dietary Exchanges

1 vegetable, ½ fat

This recipe is reprinted with permission from American Heart Association No-Fad Diet: A Personal Plan for Healthy Weight Loss, Second Edition, Copyright © 2011 by the American Heart Association. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, a division of Random House, Inc. Available from booksellers everywhere.