Tortilla Soup

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Total Time:
1 hour
Serves: 4
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Technique: Boil Recipe
Difficulty: Medium

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  • 4 corn tortillas, torn into spoon-sized pieces
  • 8 cups - chicken stock
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 large onion, pureed
  • 3 large, ripe tomatoes, peeled and pureed
  • 1/4 cup - canned tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup - fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp - chilli powder
  • 1 tsp - ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp - canned chipotle chilies in adobo sauce (optional)
  • 1/2 cup - fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • 3 tbsp - olive oil
  • pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • Garnish:
  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast, cooked and chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1 cup - shredded cheddar cheese
  • crispy tortilla chips, cut into strips like noodles

How to Make Tortilla Soup

  • The onion and tomato may be pureed together in your blender or food processor.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot.
  • Saute the tortilla pieces with the garlic until tortillas soften.
  • Add the pureed onion, tomato and bring to a boil.
  • Add the canned tomato puree, lime juice, chili powder, cumin, chipotle chillies in adobo sauce (if using) and chicken stock.
  • Bring to a boil again and reduce heat.
  • Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • Check seasonings and add salt and pepper as desired.
  • Serve hot.
  • Garnish each serving with cooked chicken breast, avocado, cheddar cheese and crisp tortilla strips.