tortilla soup has all the elements of Iraqi food: tomato,
onion base with cumin and spice. This recipe is delicious
as a vegetarian soup, but if you like you can add chicken
Start by sautéing the onions and
garlic in oil on medium heat in a large pot. If you're
going to make a spicy soup, throw in a whole jalapeño or
Thai chili pepper (without the seeds), too. After the onions
are soft (about 5 minutes), add one soft corn tortilla,
and fill the pot with vegetable broth and the dissolved
tomato paste. If you don't have broth, use water—it will
still taste sooo good! You can also add some parsley for flavor.
a boil and add a couple of teaspoons of cumin, 1 teaspoon
of corriander, and salt to taste. At this point, taste
your soup and if it's already spicy, remove the chili peppers!
Reduce to a medium heat so that you have a rolling boil,
and cook for about 15 minutes. You'll see that your corn
tortilla has disintegrated and the water has slightly evaporated,
leaving you a deliciously thick soup!
Remove from the heat and fill your
soup bowls up, adding a bit of crunchy tortilla chips,
cilantro, and fresh avocado and shredded cheese to each
muy bueno! That means
While this recipe is delicious as a vegetarian meal, you can add
chicken to the mix as well when you're frying the onions.
Then, instead of cooking the soup on a medium heat, place
a tight lid over the pot and reduce the flame to simmer.
You'll want to cook this until the chicken is very soft and
coming apart—about 1 hour.