Posole Verde


Posole Verde

Kay Ulibarri – Christ the Rock, Farmington, N.M.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Southwest
Servings 10


  • 1 pound frozen posole or canned hominy drained
  • 3/4 lb fresh pblano chiles (about 4) seeded, deveined, and chopped
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 16 fresh parsley sprigs with stems
  • 2 cups vegetable broths divided
  • 1 lime juiced (additional lime wedges for garnish)
  • 6 radishes sliced
  • fresh cilantro
  • sour cream optional


  • Cook posole, covered in 1 quart unsalted water over medium low heat, stirring occasionally until soft but not mushy, about 3 hours for dried or 1 1/4 hour for frozen. Add more water as needed.
  • Meanwhile, trim one inch off the bottom stems of parsley and cilantro and discard. Roughly chop remaining leaves and stems. Puree the poblanos, onion, garlic, parsley, cilantro, and 1/2 cup broth in a blender until smooth.
  • When posole is just starting to split open, pour chile mixture over it and stir to combine. Add enough of the remaining stock to make posole soupy. Continue to simmer, uncovered, until posole is tender, adding more stock if necessary, about 45 minutes. Stir in lime juice. Serve with lime wedges, radishes, cilantro, and sour cream if desired.