Soup weather is here. I am actually excited about this, because I have so many soup recipes I want to try this year. And after today, that list is going to grow. This week Susan from The Girl in the Little Kitchen is hosting a “Dishes That Keep You Warm” event. So don’t miss all the great soul warming dishes at the end of this post.
I haven’t made Chicken Tortilla Soup in forever. I made it years ago, loved it, and quickly proceeded to never make it again. Makes perfect sense, right? Ok, well maybe not, but I was determined to change that this year. So when this event came up, this was the first thing I thought of. It is a little spicy, super adaptable to what you like, and full of toppings (one of my favorite parts of soup).
I garnished mine with avocado, red onion, tortilla strips, cilantro and lime wedges. The lime adds a great freshness, and a little tartness to the soup. Sour cream would be great if you don’t like a lot of heat, to help cool it down. I am not a fan of black beans, so I left that part out, but feel free to add a can of black beans to the soups. Or bell peppers if that is what you like. Really, anything goes here! I have the leftovers in the freezer right now, can’t wait for a cool night to bring it out again.