Product: Pacific Foods Southwest Vegetable Soup – $2.99+
So…what’s one of my favorite things to eat, friends?
You know this by now…
And nothing gets me going more than a really delicious, flavorful, well-seasoned soup. One of the top powerhouses for flavor is anything that has that Southwestern spice to it. I make my own version from scratch of a Southwest Soup (my mom’s recipe and quite delicious), so when I bought a box of Pacific Foods Southwest Vegetable Soup…it had a lot to live up to.
And for the most part…it did. This soup has a great tomato base, and has bits of black beans, corn, onion, and green peppers in it. It’s definitely not as hearty as the version I make from my mom’s recipe…but it had all those familiar flavors. And that was a good thing. I loved the little hint of spice, brought out in the broth by the chipotle pepper, I presume. It had a nice warming feel to it, and that’s definitely something I look forward to when I eat a soup.
This was just enough when I paired it with one of my infamous gluten-free, dairy-free grilled cheese sammies. That being said, I think it could have stood on its own as a meal. But I can’t have soup without grilled cheese. It’s just not human. Or American. It is culinarily incorrect. Is culinarily even a word?
It is now. I used it in a sentence.
This soup from Pacific Foods is brand new to the line-up. It’s one of their Homestyle soups, and I can see why. They use fresh ingredients, nothing artificial. And…of course…it is gluten-free. I love a good gluten-free soup. They are so difficult to come by at times though.
This soup packed a little Southwestern flavor with healthy vegetables and it made for a really great soup to enjoy while catching up on your favorite television saga (for me…it’s usually Top Chef). If you’re in the market for a delicious vegetable soup…then this soup is it for you. Nothing can beat a rich tomato base with classic garden vegetables, black beans and Southwestern spices soaking in it. It’s really, really good.
So seek out your natural foods section and find this little Southwestern soup in a box. And give it a try for yourself.