Pumpkin and Green Chili Soup

It's getting cooler here in Sunnyvale!  And while swinging kettlebells is a great way to stay warm ... I'm a huge fan soup when it's rainy outside and cozy inside. This chicken soup could easily be made vegetarian, has a great smoky sweet flavor and is choc-a-block full of vitamins!

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Pumpkin and Green Chili Soup Serves 4 ish

Ingredients:

1 Box of Trader Joe's Pumpkin Soup 1 Tbs olive oil 1/4 cup chopped onions 1/2 cup chopped celery, carrots, bell peppers...whatever's in the fridge! 1 small can corn 1/2 small can green chilies 1/2 cup chopped, pre cooked chicken (I used leftovers from my last roaster) 1 1/2 cup boiling water + 1 boullion cube OR 1 1/2 cup broth

Sautee onions, carrots, celery etc. in olive oil until slightly soft.  Stir in green chilies and cook for few min more.  Add soup and cook for 2-3 min, then stir in chicken and corn.  Add water/bouillon or broth and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 3-5 min.  Top it with avocado, green chili tobasco sauce, a dollop of Greek yogurt and some chives!

Loving me some pumpkin as per the fall usual, so stay tuned for more orange goodness!