Tuesday June 25th 2019

Tortilla Soup

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Rating: 3.2/5 (21 votes cast)

Recipe: Tortilla Soup

Summary: This tortilla soup recipe is quick, easy and delicious.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 6 cups Swanson Chicken Broth (regular, Natural Goodness or Certified Organic)
  • 1 can (28 oz.) diced tomatoes
  • 1 canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce*, minced
  • 7 corn tortillas (6″)
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into cubes (about 1 cup)
  • 3 medium green onions, sliced (about 1/3 cup)
  • Lime juice


  1. Heat the oil in a 4-quart saucepot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the onions, garlic and cumin and cook for 5 minutes or until the onion is tender.
  3. Add the broth, tomatoes and chipotle pepper. Heat to a boil. Reduce the heat to low.
  4. Tear 5 of the tortillas into pieces. Add the tortillas to the saucepot and cook for 25 minutes.
  5. While the soup is cooking, prepare the fried tortilla strips: Cut the remaining tortillas in half, then crosswise into 1/4-inch strips.
  6. Heat the oil in an 8-inch skillet over medium heat until hot.
  7. Add the tortillas and cook for 1 to 2 minutes or until golden.
  8. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Season as desired.
  9. Pour half of the broth mixture into an electric blender container or food processor work bowl.
  10. Cover and blend until smooth. Repeat with the remaining broth mixture.
  11. Return to the pot and stir in the cilantro.
  12. Season to taste.
  13. Divide the soup among 8 serving bowls.
  14. Top each bowl of soup with tortilla strips, avocado, green onion and a splash of lime juice.

Quick notes

TIP: *Chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce are sold in cans and may be found in the Mexican or ethnic food section of grocery stores. Recipe and photo supplied from Campbell’s Kitchen.

Number of servings (yield): 6

Culinary tradition: Mexican

Tortilla Soup, 3.2 out of 5 based on 21 ratings
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