Quick Weight Loss Spicy Soup

Recipe: Spicy Broth with Avocado


  • 1 or 2 fresh jalapeno chilies (about 3/4 oz. each)
  • 1 quart fat-skimmed chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 strips (1/2 by 3 in.) lime rind (green part only)
  • 1 firm-ripe avocado (3/4 lb.)
  • 2/3 cup diced Roma tomatoes (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves
  • Salt


  1. Rinse chilies and cut in two lengthwise. Put 2 chili halves, broth, and lime rind in a 3 – to 4 – quart pan over high heat; reduce heat to low, cover, bring to a boiling point, and simmer five minutes. Flavor broth and, if desirable, add more chili and simmer, covered, 5 minutes longer.
  2. Meanwhile, pit and peel avocado. Arrange equal parts of avocado and tomatoes in all of 4 broad, shallow bowls.
  3. With a slotted spoon, raise chili and lime rind from broth and discard. Stir lime juice in to broth. Gently ladle broth around tomatoes and avocado in bowls. Sprinkle with cilantro leaves. Add salt to taste.

Quick notes

Saturated fat x serving: 1.6g
Carbohydrate x serving: 6g
Fiber x serving: 1.4g
Sodium x serving: 83mg
Cholesterol x serving: 0.0mg

Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat

Number of servings (yield): 4

Calories: 142

Fat: 9.8

Protein: 9.4

My rating 5 stars:  ★★★★★ 1 review(s)

By Valerie Forte
Published: October 05,2012