|Fresh veggie Tortilla Soup...so good for you!|
One of my favorite soups is Tortilla Soup. They used to make it at a restaurant in Lakewood, California that I loved. It was a little hole in the wall Mexican restaurant. I tried and tried finding recipes that made it just like I used to love it. But I could never find one I loved. So I recreated the recipe tweaking it here and there so it is pretty close. And it's a great way to use up your zuchinis from your garden. It's a really easy and filling soup too!
|Tortilla Soup Recipe|
The base is chicken broth mixed with sweet Prego spagetti sauce believe it or not! I usually make this soup the day after I've made spagetti and I use up any leftover sauce. Or if I have made mexican rice I might add the leftovers to this soup to make it even more robust and spicy!
|I got this corn at the roadside stands cropping up all around Utah|
1 can Swanson chicken broth (or use 2 chicken bullion cubes and 3 cups water
1 diced sweet white onion carmelized
1 cup celery
1 cup corn (fresh off the cob or frozen niblets is best)
1 1/2 cups baby carrots or sliced carrots
1 medium zuchini sliced and quartered
3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, boiled and diced
Season with 1 teaspoon cumin seed, parsley flakes to taste, 1/2 teaspoon sweet basil , Lawrys or Johnny's season salt to taste, dash of pepper.
Sometimes I have added leftover spanish rice and it's great.
|Dice up some fresh zuchini and carrots for your Tortilla Soup|
|Boil up the veggies for the Tortilla Soup! I LOVE adding the fresh corn....so yummy!|
|Cut the corn off the cob for your Tortilla Soup...|
|Tortilla Soup is seasoned with cumin seed, (be sure it's CUMIN SEED) basil and parsley flakes...|
|Cook the veggies and chicken in the same water for Tortilla Soup|
|Dump it all together, add broth, more water if you don't like your Tortilla Soup a little thick....|
|Add grated cheese and tortillas to the top! Or you could slice thin some fresh tortillas and fry them in a pan|
That always makes your soup look super professional! But alas....I just crush up tortilla chips....it's just as good!