Thursday, January 7, 2010

Green Tortilla Soup

Green Tortilla Soup

(My friends husband created this recipe about 6 or 7 years ago and it is still one of my favorites! I have never met a person who doesn't LOVE this soup! AND it is super healthy and full of fiber!This will go great with your cafe rio night. It is also easy to make vegan or vegetarian by omitting chicken and using vegetable broth.)

1 qt of chicken stock
6-8 tomatillos with husks removed and rinsed well
2 bunches of cilantro with ends cut off
1 jalapeno with seeds removed
1 whole med-large yellow onion
½ head garlic
Juice of lime (or 3 limes)
2 4oz cans of diced green chilies
1 lb of cooked chicken shredded, diced, or cut
1 can corn
2 15oz cans of black beans
1 green bell pepper diced
2 tsp ground cumin (or more if desired)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper
Ground red pepper to desired heat

Warm up stock on stove in med-large pot. Rinse all veggies. Put tomatillos, cilantro, and jalapeno in blender. Blend well. Add 1 of the cans of diced chilies. Add garlic and onion to blender mix. Blend well for a few minutes. Add Lime Juice and make sure it is well blended. Add to chicken stock in pot. Bring to boil. Add diced green pepper, other can of diced chilies, corn, beans, and chicken. Add seasonings (cumin, salt, and peppers). Let simmer stirring occasionally for 30 minutes.

Optional: Served with fried corn tortilla strips, sour cream, and diced avocado. Add a little more lime juice if you desire.

1 comment:

  1. This one wins the Best Soup Ever Award Kiki! Keep 'em coming!