Tortilla Soup w/ lime

Tortilla Soup with Lime recipe from Down to Earth Organic and Natural.

Yield: 
4-6 servings

Recipe Categories:

Soups

Updated: Tue, 09/11/2018 - 7:57am

Ingredients: 
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, plus more for shallow frying
  • 2 roma tomatoes, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, minced
  • 5 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 white or yellow onion, minced
  • 1 quart homemade or store-bought vegetable stock
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon clove powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • Pinch black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt, to taste
  • 4 small corn tortillas, cut into strips
  • Avocado slices, to garnish (optional)
  • Cilantro leaves, to garnish
Instructions: 
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add minced garlic, tomatoes, pepper, and onion, season with a pinch of salt, and cook, stirring frequently, until completely softened but not browned, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add broth, lime, and spices to the pot. Bring to simmer and hold for 30 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Combine remaining 1/4 cup oil in wide-mouthed pan and heat. Once the oil is hot, add tortilla strips and fry until tortilla strips are mostly crisp all over, about 3 minutes. Transfer tortilla strips to a paper towel–lined plate to drain.
  4. Assembly: Add soup to bowl, top with tortilla chips, avocado, and cilantro. Serve and enjoy!