Tortilla and Avocado Soup

Tortilla and Avocado Soup
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5
Servings
300
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

Nutrional information per serving:

282.2 cal; 9.3 g fat; 1.7 g saturated fat; 23.7 g carbs; 1.4 g sugar; 4.7 g dietary fiber; 28.7 g protein

Ingredients

  • 5 Cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 5 white corn tortillas (6"), sliced into 1/3" strips
  • 12 Ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 1/2 canned chipotle pepper, sliced, or 2 tablespoons hot salsa
  • 3/4 Cups halved grape tomatoes
  • 1 Cup chopped avocado
  • 1/4 Cup fresh cilantro leaves

Directions

In a large, heavy saucepan over high heat, cover the broth and bring to a boil.

Meanwhile, scatter the tortilla strips on a toaster oven tray. Toast, turning the strips occasionally, until golden-brown in spots, about 5 minutes. Remove the tray from toaster oven and set the tortilla strips aside.

When the broth boils, add the chicken, chile pepper, and tomatoes and return to a boil. Remove from the heat. Divide the tortilla strips, avocado, and cilantro leaves evenly among four bowls, mounding them in the center. Ladle the soup into bowls.

 

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Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
10%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Cholesterol
98mg
33%
Carbohydrate, by difference
25g
19%
Protein
33g
72%
Vitamin A, RAE
42µg
6%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
13mg
17%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
36µg
40%
Calcium, Ca
18mg
2%
Choline, total
76mg
18%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
12µg
0%
Folate, total
11µg
3%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
35mg
11%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
248mg
35%
Selenium, Se
36µg
65%
Sodium, Na
1417mg
94%
Water
278g
10%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Tortilla Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Tortilla Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.