Lemony Southern Style Posole

Lemony Southern Style Posole is a Mexican-inspired soup loaded with hearty & flavorful ingredients. This recipe for posole combines smoked turkey, mustard greens, hominy, green chilis, cumin, cayenne & a splash of lemon in a warm broth. Hum, simply divine!

Close up bowl of Lemony Southern Style Posole garnished with lemon slices.

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What is posole soup made of?

Posole, also known as pozole, is a traditional soup or stew from Mexican cuisine. Traditionally a recipe for posole would include hominy and meat (turkey or chicken) and other ingredients such as cabbage, chile peppers, and onions. 

What is the difference between corn and hominy?

The difference between these two is that Hominy is made from field corn, which is the type of corn used to make things like cornmeal and grits. Hominy can be yellow or white. Sweet corn is yellow and can be eaten on the cob. 

Overhead close up shot of Lemony Southern Style Posole garnished with slices of lemon.

Can canned mustard greens be used?

Yes, canned greens can be used. However, they tend to have high levels of sodium. Make sure to drain before adding to your posole soup.

Can other types of meat be used in this recipe for posole?

Sure! Try using chicken, pork, beef, or even a vegetarian meat substitute. However, keep in mind that you’ll need to pre-cook the meat before adding it to your soup. 

Lemony Southern Style Posole

 A Mexican-inspired soup loaded with hearty & flavorful ingredients. This recipe for posole combines smoked turkey, mustard greens, hominy, green chilis, cumin, cayenne & a splash of lemon in a warm broth. Hum simply divine!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 -8
Calories: 226kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups turkey meat 2 smoked turkey legs chopped
  • 8 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 3 cups mustard greens chopped
  • 28 oz hominy 1 can drained & rinsed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • ¼ teaspoon chilli powder
  • 2 teaspoons garlic minced
  • 4 oz green chilis 1 can diced
  • cilantro

Instructions

  • In a large pot bring broth to a rolling boil. Add all ingredients and reduce the heat to medium low and simmer, uncovered, until the onions are tender.
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Nutrition

Calories: 226kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 1723mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1266IU | Vitamin C: 49mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 3mg

Equipment

Large Pot

*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.

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