Chicken Tortilla Soup #SundaySupper

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.

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