Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Meatless Mexican Soup

  • 2 large tomatoes, cut in chunks
  • 1 large onion, cut in chunks
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 avocados, pitted, peeled and diced
  • Grapes, washed and cut into bunches
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped and drained
  • 1 avocado pitted, peeled and chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 ounces crumbled feta cheese
  • 1 (12 ounce) package corn tortillas
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

In a blender, combine tomatoes, onion and cilantro. Blend until smooth. In a sauce pan, pour chicken broth, chipotle chili and pureed vegetables. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. In individual bowls, place diced avocados on the bottom and pour soup over the top. Serve immediately with Avocado Feta Salsa, baked tortilla chips and a bunch of grapes on the side.

In a medium-sized bowl, gently combine all ingredients except feta cheese. When combined well, add feta cheese. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. Serve with baked tortilla chips.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Cut each tortilla into 8 chip sized wedges and arrange the wedges in a single layer on a cookie sheet. In a bowl, combine the oil and lime juice. Mix well and sprinkle with fingers over each tortilla wedge until slightly moist. Combine the cumin, chili powder and salt in a small bowl and sprinkle on the chips. Bake for about 7 minutes. Rotate the pan and bake for another 8 minutes or until the chips are crisp, and lightly browned.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This looks really good but I wish the recipe wasn't so vague. The ingredients are clear but the directions are vague. What exactly goes into the avacado feta salsa? I guess I'm saying I need it in lay man terms with how it all comes together ingredient by ingredient. Thanks!