Tortilla Soup – Sopa de tortillas


This year the summer seems still far away, rain and low temperature inspired me to prepare a soup for dinner. Since years I wanted to prepare a tortilla soup and finally today I made it, we loved its strong and wonderful taste. It’s simply, rustic and very comforting recipe, exactly as need during these bad weather days!

To prepare a real special soup I decided to roast the veggies in the oven before preparing this soup and used those for the base of the soup. I did not add chicken and avocado as I did not have them on hand but I certainly would do it next time if available.

Tortilla Soup – Sopa de tortillas

  • Servings: 3-4
  • Difficulty: easy
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You need

  • 500 g tomatoes,
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 small Green pepper, or red pepper
  • 1 small onion,diced
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/2 tablespoon or 1 tablespoon cilantro
  • 1 cup wáter
  • 1 teaspoon of bouillon paste (broth paste concentrate, chicken, beef or vegetables), to taste
  • Salt, pepper, lime juice and chili flakes to taste
  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken, bone, skin and fat removed, diced (optional)
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4-8 corn or wheat tortillas, cut into thin strips
  • 1/2 avocado, diced (optional)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese, to taste
  • 2-4 tablespoons cream cheese softened with 1-2 tablespoons cream or milk, optional, to taste


  1. Place tomatoes and peppers to roast under the broiler or roast in non-sticky skillet (use an old one!). Roast on all sides. Place the veggies in a bowl, cover and let for 15 minutes. After this time it’s easier to remove the skin. Save their liquids.
  2. Blend the veggies together with onion, garlic, cilantro, water and bouillon until smooth.
  3. Pour mixture in a pot and bring slowly to simmer, adjust with salt, pepper, lime juice and chili flakes to taste.
  4. Add chicken if desired. Simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. While the soup is simmering roast the tortillas in a non-sticky skillet stirring constantly with the oil until crisp as desired.
  6. Serve the soup in the single plates, top with avocado pieces, hot tortillas and the cheese. Dot with the cream cheese mixture. Serve immediately.


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