Dangerously Daydreaming

"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence

Tasty Tuesdays: Sopa Tortilla

…Or Tortilla Soup as we English-speakers like to call it. The chill of autumn has me making soups finally and staying true to my Mexican heritage with a craving for grandma’s home-cooking! It seems like a lot of soups are a bit labor and time intensive to make so I usually stick with chili, but this one is easy and so flavorful! Vegetarian friends can make it without the chicken and I don’t doubt it will be just as delicious! AND it’s gluten-free too.

What you need:

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 2 chipotle peppers with seeds
  • 2 tbsp of adobo sauce (that the canned peppers will come in)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 4 c. chicken broth
  • 5 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 lbs. chicken breast – cooked and shredded
  • green onions – chopped
  • 1/2 head cilantro – roughly chopped
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 1/4 c. shredded cheese (cheddar or pepper jack are great, best is cotija if you can find it)
  • tortilla chip strips
  • hot sauce of your choice (I highly recommend Cholula!)
  • 1 avocado – sliced

What you do:

Puree the onion, tomato, peppers, and garlic in a blender or food processor.

Fry in a saucepan with the coconut oil over medium-high heat.

When cooked through, add chicken broth and chicken. Mix well. Tear in pieces of tortillas and allow to break down in broth. Bring to a simmer and cook until thickened. Add more broth to thin the soup and more tortillas to thicken it. Will probably need to simmer for 30 minutes.

Ladle into bowls. Garnish with cheese, sour cream, green onion, cilantro, avocado, hot sauce, and tortilla strips.



4 comments on “Tasty Tuesdays: Sopa Tortilla

  1. whatimeant2say
    October 23, 2012

    That looks scrumptious!

    • Audrey
      October 29, 2012

      It turned out quite good! Loving soups right now with all this Washington rain business. 🙂

  2. ethelthedean
    October 23, 2012

    Mouth watering!! And with the sliced avocado…I am drooling (more than I usually do on my own at that!) Happy Tuesday beauty!!

    • Audrey
      October 29, 2012

      You’re an avocado fan too?! J and I are addicted. I have to make guacamole at least once a week or we go bonkers. 🙂 Thanks, lady!!

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