Thursday, July 8, 2010

Tortilla Soup

Even though where I live the temperature has been in the triple digits three days in a row, we still eat soup!  Yes we do, because soup is really a light meal on a hot day.  Maybe not all soups are light but this one is!  This recipe is easy and ready in 30 minutes!  Here is what you will need.  (The photo doesn't contain all the ingredients) 
1 Tbs. canola oil
1 medium onion chopped
4 garlic cloves minced
2-3 carrots or 10-15 baby carrots sliced
8 cups chicken broth
1 14oz. can fire roasted diced or stewed tomatoes
1 can Ro-Tel tomatoes with green chilis
1 Tbs. ground cumin
2 tsp. ground coriander
Pepper to taste
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
1  1lb. bag frozen corn
6 cups or 2-4 cooked boneless chicken breasts, chopped or shredded
Juice of 1 lime
handful of chopped cilantro
Garnish - crushed tortilla chips, shredded cheese, diced avacado

In a large dutch oven over medium high heat, add the oil.  When the oil is hot add the onion, garlic and carrots.  Cook til the veggies are soft, about 5 minutes. 

Add the chicken broth, diced tomatoes, Ro-Tel tomatoes, cumin, ground coriander and pepper.  Bring to a boil, turn down heat and let simmer about 10 minutes. 

Add the beans and corn, bring back up to a boil and then simmer about 5 minutes. 

Add the chicken and continue to simmer another 10 minutes.  Remove from heat and add the juice of 1 lime and the cilantro.

Serve garnished as desired.

There is no right or wrong way to make this soup!  We like a LOT of stuff in our soup, but you don't have to put in as much if you don't want to.  Also, the Ro-Tel comes in different varieties and some are spicier than others, so you can make it as spicy or mild as you want it. 

In other news, I found out my Tutti Frutti Summer Placemats were featured on the blog Kynera's Jewels-A New Adventure in Style.    She did a remarkable job featuring six great shops!  And she makes some of the prettiest jewelry that you can see in her Etsy shop, Kynera's Jewels

Have a great Thursday!!!



  1. That looks DELISH. Have you ever cooked it in the crock pot? I'm just wondering how to adjust it to make it in the crock pot. I love soup, no matter when!

    HOORAY for being included in the blog feature! It just dawned on me that I never hearted your shop (which I DO heart!), so seeing your placemats reminded me to do that.

  2. I love this - can't wait to try this !

  3. Looks yummy and I LOVE soup. I will definately have to try it! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Mmmmm...that looks delicious. I LOVE tortilla soup.

  5. Looks amazing! Thank you for sharing this with us!


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