It’s only the first week of January and I am already sick of winter. It is just so cold out there lately that it is getting very hard to leave the warmth of my apartment and brave the snowy and icy streets.
There is one good thing about this weather though – it’s soup season!
And there is nothing that can warm me up more than a giant bowl of spicy tortilla soup. It really has the best of everything Mexican cuisine has to offer. Loads of vegetables and beans fill a cumin scented tomato broth that all gets topped off with buttery avocado, salty feta, and crunchy homemade tortilla strips.
Digging into a giant bowl of this soup makes me forget about this extremely cold winter we are having and has me dreaming about lying on a beach with a margarita in one hand and a giant bowl of guacamole in the other.
We use our favourite handy dandy immersion blender to thicken this soup by removing just about a cupful and pureeing it. Once added back to the pot, it helps to thicken the flavourful broth.
One of the best things is all the delicious toppings – green onions, tomatoes, avocado, cilantro, feta, and super easy homemade tortilla strips. Not only is this soup an easy weeknight meal, it also makes for a fun dinner party. Cook up a big pot, set up an array of toppings, and let everyone customize their own bowl.
So lets all travel together to the beaches of Mexico and leave this snowy weather behind – cook up a big batch of this mouthwatering soup today.