Vegan Pozole Verde Soup

Food By Joe Recipe Vegan Vegetarian pozole verde green posole soup

This healthy and delicious vegan pozole verde (green posole) is super easy and tastes like an all-day soup! Simple & hearty! 


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1 Fresno OR 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds & ribs removed and chopped (leave ½ of the pepper with seeds for extra heat)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ½ teaspoons cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 1 30 oz can Mexican-style hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cans pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 68 tomatillos (about 1 lb.), husks removed, thoroughly washed and chopped
  • 4 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 limes, plus more for serving if you wish


  1. Place a heavy pot over medium and heat the oil for 3-5 minutes
  2. Add the onions to the pot and and saute until softened and translucent, approximately  5 minutes, stirring frequently 
  3. Add the garlic, fresno (or jalapeno), cumin, oregano, salt and pepper. Cook for 1 minute more, stirring frequently
  4. Add the pinto beans, tomatillos, hominy and vegetable broth. Allow to come up to a boil and then reduce heat to low and simmer for 30 minutes
  5. Remove from heat & add cilantro & lime juice
  6. Season to taste with additional salt, pepper, & lime juice