Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.




Chicken Chili

Souplantation Recipe

8 ounces shredded chicken
1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans,drained & rinsed
2 (15 oz.) cans pinto beans,drained & rinsed
2 (15 oz.) cans cannellini beans,drained & rinsed
1 (15 oz.) can black beans,drained & rinsed
3 ounces chopped green bell pepper
12 ounces diced onions
2 (8 oz.) diced green chilis
7 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon granulated garlic
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon cornstarch

Optional Toppings
shredded cheese
sour cream
diced green onions
diced white onions
crumbled crackers

Combine all the ingredients, except milk and cornstarch, into a large pot and simmer for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to low.  Combine cornstarch with 1/4 cup milk and whisk until combined. Add the cornstarch mixture and remaining milk to the chili. Heat on low so that the milk does not seperate for an additional 10 minutes. Dish into bowls and add optional toppings.

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