Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins
I love this soup. simple but great flavor to start off a Mexican meal. Adjust the hotness to your own likeing. Although the original recipe did not say "cilantro" I believe at least a 1/4 cup of fresh chopped cilntro will really enhance the flavor of this soup.
- 2 corn tortillas, cut into 2 x 1/2 inch pieces
- 1⁄3 cup onion, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup jalapeno pepper, chopped
- 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup shredded chicken or 1 cup turkey or 1 cup other left over meat
- 1 large tomatoes, chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 4 slices limes (to garnish)
- Spray a skillet with lite olive oil and fry the tortilla strips until brown& crisp, drain on paper towel.
- Spray the pan again and saute the onions& chilis until tender but not brown.
- Add broth& turkey (whatever), cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Add tomatoe, simmer 5 more minutes, stir in the lime juice.
- Taste and adjust the seasoning.
- Ladle into hot bowls, add tortilla chips and garnish with a slice of lime.
This has such a wonderful flavor. It reminded me of the tortilla lime soup I had in Mexico. A definite keeper!
This was a VERY tasty soup - FULL of flavour. Not NEARLY as spciy as I thought it might be....next time I'll just ad in a few more jalapenos! HIGHLY recommended soup!
The only thing missing from this recipe is cilantro! It's the finishing touch! Loved it!