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Very good soup, but I couldn't figure out the dumplings. Thanks for sharing!

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ellie_ February 27, 2013

We enjoyed this as a slightly different soup. I subbed black beans for the chickpeas and used less liquid. I was really skeptical of the number of dumplings it says to make from just 1/3 cup of masa, so I used 1/2 cup instead, and was surprised to get 30 of them! I realized that you don't want them to be huge. I also did not put the olive oil into the dough, and they turned out fine. I do NOT think that cornmeal is an acceptable sub for masa in this recipe. They are different products, with the masa being much more like flour (and apt to turn into a dough), which I think is why Starrynews had difficulty with this. It was really good with the queso fresco, and I'd never made "corn dumplings" before, and they were great.

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Meredith C-ville June 01, 2012

The flavors were wonderful - especially the tomatoes and cilantro. I had plenty of broth, but had difficulty with the dumplings. I used cornmeal and could not get them to form a dough. When I finally managed to get them to stick together and into the pot, they completely dissolved instead of cooking. I am definitely going to keep the soup recipe on hand, but I'm going to have to figure out what's going on with the dumplings for me. Thanks for sharing!

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Starrynews February 01, 2009
Mexican Tomato-Bean Soup With Corn Dumplings