Plan to put this easy and comforting vegetarian pozole on repeat all season long. The vibrant stew offers the smoky, delicately spicy, and bright flavors characteristic of traditional pozole, simply without the pork. Fresh spinach and red kidney beans add color and hearty texture, while also upping the iron and protein content of the pozole. So whether you or loved ones follow a meat-free diet or are simply looking to cut back a little on the animal protein, it’s a perfect (not to mention, perfectly simple) dish that’s sure to impress. 

Recipe by MyRecipes


Credit: Caitlin Bensel; Prop Styling: Christina Daley; Food Styling: Robby Melvin

Recipe Summary

15 mins
15 mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/4 cups)


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  • Cut 2 of the poblano chiles in quarters. Cut 1 of the onions in quarters. Process quartered poblanos, quartered onion, tomatillos, cilantro, garlic, jalapeños, and 1 cup of the stock in a blender until smooth, about 1 minute.

  • Heat oil in a small Dutch oven over medium-high. Seed and dice remaining poblano, and dice remaining onion; add to hot oil, and cook, stirring often, until tender, 2 minutes. Stir in cumin, coriander, and oregano, and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Pour in tomatillo mixture, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir in hominy, kidney beans, spinach, salt, and remaining 2 cups stock. Cook until spinach is wilted and hominy and beans are warmed through, about 5 minutes. Top each serving with radishes and cilantro.