Thursday, March 26, 2009

Mexican Tomato-Lime Tortilla Soup

These days I have been eating lots of soups.  This recipe is really easy and you can make it in about 15 minutes. Its low-fat and filling too. So here's how you make it:

1 box chicken stock (32 oz.)
1 large can crushed tomato
1 small can tomato paste
1 large onion
4 garlic cloves
1/3 red pepper
1/3 green pepper
2 limes
2 tsp. olive oil
1 1/2 tsp. cumin
1 tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro
1 bay leaf
2 corn tortillas
1 tsp. canola oil
1 tsp. reduced-reduced fat sour cream
1 tbsp. sliced scallions
Salt to taste

The first thing I did was dice up the onions, peppers, garlic and cilantro. Don't worry about chopping it perfectly because you'll throw everything in the blender later. In a medium size pot, I sauteed the veggies in olive oil until they became tender and added the cumin. Next, I added the chicken stock and crushed tomato and tomato paste. Lastly, I added the bay leaf and lime juice. I let this simmer over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes. Add salt to taste.

While the soup was simmering, I lined a small cookie sheet with foil. I then took the corn tortillas and with a pastry brush, brushed them with canola oil. I cut them into slices and lined them on the cookie sheet. I baked until nice and golden brown on a 400 degree oven.

Next I added the soup and all of the veggies into the blender and mixed on high speed until the soup was nice and silky. Be sure you remove the bay leaf before doing this. Also blend really well so you have a really smooth soup. Pour in a bowl. Add a dollop of sour cream, and top with the scallions and tortilla strips. Enjoy!


Debbie said...

uh YUM! when can we start placing orders?! :)

Spryte said...

YUM! I love tortilla soup!! I think I have one coming up on my blog in the next few days that I made last week. Yours looks great! I wish I had remembered lime! hehehe

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