Wednesday, March 16, 2011

White Corn Tortilla Soup

Had this for dinner last night... yummmmmmmm.

White Corn Tortilla Soup

3 tablespoons Olive Oil
1 1/2 7" corn tortillas, cut into 1" squares
1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
2 tablespoons minced white onion (I used yellow, it was fine)
1 1/2 teaspoons minced jalepeno peppers
1 pound white corn kernels (1 lb=16 oz - I could only find it in cans)
1 1/2 pounds plum tomatoes, chopped
1/3 cup tomato paste
2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 tablespoon kosher salt (yes tablespoon- the tomatoes aren't canned and it needs more than normal recipes, although... I didn't do the FULL tablespoon)
1/8 teaspoon white pepper (I had white, but I'm sure black would do)
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 1/2 cups water
32 oz. veggie broth


Tortilla Chips

In oil, fry tortilla squares over med-high heat until beginning to crisp. Add garlic, onion, and jalepenos. Continue to cook 1-2 more min. Remove from heat. Add 1/2 of the corn, and remaining ingredients except garnishes. Bring to boil. Boil 5 min stirring frequently. Either with a handheld blender, or using a blender in batches- blend until you have a course puree. Return to pot if necessary. Add remaining corn and bring back to a boil being VERY careful not to scorch. Remove from heat and serve with garnishes.

We had ours with sides of refried/salsa beans, and cooked kale. Kale didn't go great with it, but it was sure yummy anyway!


  1. Oh, and Shay... I haven't tried an avacado pudding, but my kiddos really like guacamole :) Have you tried giving her that? If you don't want to do chips it's a great veggie dip too. My favorite, favorite, favorite guac recipe is Ina Garten's from the food network. It is... perfect. Here's the link if you are interested:

  2. Wow, that looks divine!!!! I am definitely going to put that on the menu for the next week!

    And yes, I've tried guacamole, and although she used to like it, she doesn't so much anymore. But it could be because she has that kid gene that doesn't want to eat anything that you want them to eat. ha!

    I will definitely try this recipe too! thanks!