This year has taught us from experience that we never know when store shelves will go empty. We all know we should have food storage for times of scarcity, but sometimes we have random food stored up and no clear way on how to eat it. Here is a recipe that is made strictly from pantry ingredients that you can keep on hand for times when your fridge is bare. Or for times when you just need a quick 10-minute meal. Literally. 10 minutes!
Buy these ingredients.Make a little spice packet with the seasonings, and keep soup kits on hand. You can pull one out for a day when you’re busy, or sick, or your 10-year-old needs to make dinner. Or for a time when you want to send a college student, busy mom, or elderly person a meal-in-a-bag. I use Better than Bouillon for broth, but you could also buy boxed vegetable broth, that way you could even make it if you had no access to water.
When you do have access to fresh ingredients, some avocado, cilantro, lime juice, hot sauce and toasted corn tortillas take this up several notches! So warm and delicious. I like to make this for lunch on a cold day.
For another panty-ingredients soup, check out Italian Lentil Barley Soup-in-a-Jar, based off of my very popular fresh-ingredients Instant Pot Lentil Barley Minestrone recipe.
Make a complete meal using only pantry ingredients! Perfect for food storage, times when you're out of fresh groceries, or need a 10-minute meal.
- 1 16-oz jar salsa verde
- 4 cups vegetable broth (replace 2 cups with water for lower sodium)
- 3 cans white beans, any variety
- 1 can hominy (or use 1.5 cups frozen corn)
- 2 TBSP cumin
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp parsely
- corn tortillas, toasted (or tortilla chips)
- hot sauce
- lime wedges
Combine all ingredients together in a pot and heat through. Taste and add salt and pepper, if desired (it should be plenty salty from the broth and salsa).
Add fresh ingredients if you have them. I like to put corn tortillas in the toaster, flipping and toasting twice until golden brown, for crispy "corn chips" and break them up into my soup.
Add some tofu sour cream, or blend 1/2 cup cashews with 1 cup of the broth to make it creamy.
For extra flavor, use fresh salsa verde like you can make or find in the refrigerated section.
This is a fabulous, delicious recipe! It was so fast and easy! We loved it! I did a soup bar with all the toppings and everyone went back for a second bowl!
Do you drain the beans & hominy? Excited to try this recipe!
Yes, I drain the beans and hominy. Let me know what you think!
Loved this soup!
We used frozen corn and instead of only white beans we used a can of black beans, pinto beans and white northern beans. A yummy combo! Also we subbed the jarred sauce for 2 cans of green salsa and subbled chicken broth for the veggie broth. Delicious and quick soup for lunch!
Yay! So glad you liked it and that it’s so versatile with what you had.