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Tortilla Soup

From Physicians Committee

Serves: 6


  • 1 large yellow onion, strung
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 10 Roma tomatoes, cored and quartered
  • 1 carrot, processed
  • 1 zucchini, processed
  • 2 shredded garlic cloves
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 dried chipotle pepper, stemmed and seeded
  • 10 yellow corn tortillas, sliced into thin strips
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves, for garnish
  • 2 limes, cut in wedges, for garnish


  • Preheat wok over medium heat. When several drops of water sprinkled on pan skitter and dissipate, add onion and black pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until onions are translucent; approximately 10 minutes.
  • Stir in tomatoes, carrot, zucchini, and garlic. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Pour in broth and add chipotle pepper. Allow contents to reach just below a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook, covered, for 15 minutes.
  • Stir in tortillas and cook 10 minutes, until they soften. Remove and discard the chipotle pepper.
  • Serve hot, garnished with cilantro and lime.
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