I am always in need of tomato inspired recipes during the summer...
Here is one I was sent to share with you, tried recently, was easy to make, affordable ingredients, really yummy, and will definitely do more of throughout the summer...
Tortilla Soup with Tortilla Chips, Queso Fresco and Crema
4oz Cacique queso fresco, crumbled
2 oz Cacique Crema Mexicana
1 tbsp. olive oil
4 tomatillos, peeled and washed
1/2 cup yellow onion, diced
1 chile Guajillo, seeded and toasted
1 tsp. chipotle chile canned in adobo, minced
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tsp oregano
1/2 tsp cumin
6 oz tortilla chips
2 qts. chicken stock
1 avocado, diced
Salt and Pepper to taste
In a large pot, place olive oil over medium heat, add tomatoes, tomatillos onion, both chiles, garlic, oregano and cumin. Sauté for 15 minutes until all is very soft and mushy. Add 5 oz of the tortilla chips to the pot along with the chicken stock or water and bring to a boil. Once the soup is boiling, turn down to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Place the soup in a blender and blend until very smooth. Add the soup back to the soup pot and bring back to a simmer and check seasonings.
For assembly pour about 6 ounces of soup in a bowl and garnish with the reserved tortilla chips, a drizzle of crema Mexicana, crumbles of queso Fresco, avocado and a sprig of cilantro.
*Cacique sent this recipe for me to share. No compensation was given.