Monday, March 28, 2011

Chicken Tortilla Soup

This Saturday was bitingly cold and dreary, and all I could think about was wrapping my hands around a hot bowl of soup. Alan and I also started watching Friday Night Lights (a few of our friends talk about it non-stop), and we got hooked! I was really skeptical that I'd like the show, but it turned out to be engaging and thoroughly heartbreaking--I think I cried, or came really close to it, in every episode. I thought about making this soup again, but after such an emotional show, I decided to make this chicken tortilla soup. It's bright and spicy and added a much-needed colorful splash to our afternoon.


The spices in the soup were garlic powder, chili powder, and cumin. I've never cooked with cumin before but when I smelled it, I knew it'd be a new favorite. It smells and tastes amazing.

Color!

When the soup was done, I set up a toppings station in the kitchen. It was like having an instant fiesta!

This soup was full of flavor. It's so easy to make and will definitely be on my short list of favorites. It's the cold-weather equivalent to a plate of really good tacos.

(Update 10/8/12: Thanks to Yummly for featuring me on their blog! Read the full post here: Simple Soups to Warm You Up This Season.)
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9 comments:

T said...

I've never thought about putting avocado in my tortilla soup, totally gonna try it! P.s. Don't you love coach and mrs coach? I'm so glad more people are getting into Friday Night Lights!

Sobrina Tung said...

Avocado in tortilla soup is sublime :) you must try it!

I didn't know you watched Friday night lights!

Briel79 said...

I love FNL! I'm so sad that it's over! I haven't seen the last season yet, I always get them on DVD since I don't have cable. On one hand I can't wait to see it but on the other it's the end! :(

I too cry at almost every episode. hehe

Sobrina Tung said...

I know! I can't believe it took me so long to get into it, but then again I JUST got into 30rock after years of thinking I wouldn't like it and now I love that show too!

Sashee said...

I'm STARVING right now

Bronwyn said...

Your soup looks amazing!
I use cumin in basically everything - it adds so much taste, no?

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{BlueEyedYonder} said...

Oh my! These photos are so gorgeous Sobrina! Feels like a squirt of fresh lime juice just shot through my screen.

I HAVE to try this recipe. I love tortilla soup but have never made it myself. Thanks so much for sharing, it made my dreary East Coast day a little brighter. :-)

allyn said...

that looks fantastic. i love comfort food and for me, avocado is one of them. yay for recipes!

Thai said...

your picture are really really nice

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