Sopa de Tortilla (Mexican Tomato Soup)

Sopa de Tortilla (Mexican Tomato Soup)

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RicardaLorenz

RicardaLorenz

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"While I was researching the differences between the authentic Mexican cuisine and Tex-Mex for a research paper, I came across this delicious Mexican soup. Together with my friend, who lived in Mexico for a while, we adjusted the recipe so that you can find all the ingredients easily in an American supermarket, but the soup still remains authentic. The soup is full of flavor and together with some Mexican music it will bring a little bit of Mexico to your very own kitchen. Enjoy 🇲🇽"

Difficulty

Medium 👍

Preparation

180 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
3
tomatoes
Large sweet onion
2 cloves
garlic
Small serrano pepper
500 ml
vegetable broth
2⅔
Chile Pasilla
olive oil
tbsp
tomato paste
tsp
Cilantro dried
Cilantro fresh
Salt and pepper
Bay leaves
120 g
Fried tortilla strips
avocados
83⅓ g
Mexican part skim milk cheese (Panela)
83⅓ g
sour cream
1⅓
Fresh limes

Utensils

knife, cutting board, saucepan, frying pan, paper towels, blender, bowl

  • Step 1/8

    Get all the ingredients ready! The fresher the tomatoes and the cilantro are, the more flavor your soup will have later. We found all the ingredients at Sprouts and Target. The dried Chile Pasilla can be tricky to find. Don’t be afraid to use similar dried chilies instead, just make sure they were produced in Mexico.

    Get all the ingredients ready! The fresher the tomatoes and the cilantro are, the more flavor your soup will have later. We found all the ingredients at Sprouts and Target. The dried Chile Pasilla can be tricky to find. Don’t be afraid to use similar dried chilies instead, just make sure they were produced in Mexico.

  • Step 2/8

    Wash the tomatoes and the serrano pepper with cold water. Cut the tomatoes, garlic cloves and onion into large pieces.
    • 3 tomatoes
    • Large sweet onion
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • Small serrano pepper
    • knife
    • cutting board

    Wash the tomatoes and the serrano pepper with cold water. Cut the tomatoes, garlic cloves and onion into large pieces.

  • Step 3/8

    Preheat a large pan and add tomatoes, onions, garlic and serrano. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and close with a lid. Let everything cook over medium heat for 25 minutes.
    • saucepan

    Preheat a large pan and add tomatoes, onions, garlic and serrano. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and close with a lid. Let everything cook over medium heat for 25 minutes.

  • Step 4/8

    While the tomato base simmers, remove the stems and seeds from the Chile Pasilla. Cover the bottom of a frying pan with a good amount of olive oil and preheat for 2 minutes. Add the Chile Pasilla for 30 seconds. Immediately remove the pan from the stove and let the Chile Pasilla cool down on a paper towel. Save the olive oil for later.
    • 2⅔ Chile Pasilla
    • olive oil
    • frying pan
    • paper towels

    While the tomato base simmers, remove the stems and seeds from the Chile Pasilla. Cover the bottom of a frying pan with a good amount of olive oil and preheat for 2 minutes. Add the Chile Pasilla for 30 seconds. Immediately remove the pan from the stove and let the Chile Pasilla cool down on a paper towel. Save the olive oil for later.

  • Step 5/8

    Once the tomato base is ready, remove it from the stove. Add about 1000 ml of the vegetable broth and half of the Chile Pasilla. Remove the seeds and stems from the serrano pepper and add it again. Blend everything until it is nice and smooth. Add the olive oil you have saved earlier. Cover with a lid and let the soup simmer for another 25 minutes. Remove the lid after 15 minutes and let simmer without the remaining time.
    • 500 ml vegetable broth
    • blender

    Once the tomato base is ready, remove it from the stove. Add about 1000 ml of the vegetable broth and half of the Chile Pasilla. Remove the seeds and stems from the serrano pepper and add it again. Blend everything until it is nice and smooth. Add the olive oil you have saved earlier. Cover with a lid and let the soup simmer for another 25 minutes. Remove the lid after 15 minutes and let simmer without the remaining time.

  • Step 6/8

    Meanwhile the soup simmers, you can start preparing the topics. Cut (or crumble) the rest of the Chile Pasilla and the Mexican cheese. Cut the limes and the avocado into slices. Chop the cilantro. Set everything aside.
    • Cilantro fresh
    • avocados
    • 83⅓ g Mexican part skim milk cheese (Panela)
    • 1⅓ Fresh limes

    Meanwhile the soup simmers, you can start preparing the topics. Cut (or crumble) the rest of the Chile Pasilla and the Mexican cheese. Cut the limes and the avocado into slices. Chop the cilantro. Set everything aside.

  • Step 7/8

    After the 25min add a handful of the chopped cilantro, tomato paste, the bay leaves, salt and pepper. If the soup needs it, add some more of the remaining vegetable broth. Let everything simmer for another 15 minutes.
    • tbsp tomato paste
    • tsp Cilantro dried
    • Salt and pepper
    • Bay leaves

    After the 25min add a handful of the chopped cilantro, tomato paste, the bay leaves, salt and pepper. If the soup needs it, add some more of the remaining vegetable broth. Let everything simmer for another 15 minutes.

  • Step 8/8

    Remove the bay leaves from the soup. To a bowl, add tortilla strips on the bottom. Cover the strips with the soup ans squeeze a fresh piece of lime over it. Add cilantro, cheese, sour cream, avocado and (if you like it extra spicy) some of the Chile Pasilla as toppings. Serve immediately. Enjoy your authentic Mexican soup!
    • 120 g Fried tortilla strips
    • 83⅓ g sour cream
    • bowl

    Remove the bay leaves from the soup. To a bowl, add tortilla strips on the bottom. Cover the strips with the soup ans squeeze a fresh piece of lime over it. Add cilantro, cheese, sour cream, avocado and (if you like it extra spicy) some of the Chile Pasilla as toppings. Serve immediately. Enjoy your authentic Mexican soup!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Sopa de Tortilla (Mexican Tomato Soup)

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