Tortilla Lime Soup

Tortilla Lime Soup

Tortilla Lime Soup

Lime Zest!

Lime Zest!

This is definitely one of my favorite soups. It is spicy, crunchy, sour, and comforting all at the same time! I started off by chopping an onion (of course!), and then zesting and juicing a lime.

Onion and Lime Zest Sauteing

Onion and Lime Zest Sauteing

Once the lime was zested, I started sauteing the onion then adding the lime zest to heat up for just a minute. I love the way the lime zest smells as it heats up – amazing!

Next I added in all the things to make it a soup – chopped tomatoes, veggie broth, black beans, and lots of lime juice. If you happen to have tomato juice sitting around (I know, who doesn’t?), it makes a nice addition in place of the veggie broth.

Fresh Cilantro

Fresh Cilantro

While everything heated up to reach a simmer, I prepared the last ingredient. I know as my mom and sister read this they will be dismayed to learn that the final ingredient is fresh cilantro. But since I escaped their severe aversion to cilantro, I happily chopped up lots of fresh cilantro leaves and added them to the soup.

Once the soup had simmered for a while, I added a little more fresh lime juice plus some Tobasco sauce for heat and it was ready to serve. I crushed up some tortilla chips in each bowl, and then ladled the soup over the chips…the chips make a very satisfying crumbling sound as they absorb the hot soup. Yum!

Soup Served over Crumbled Tortilla Chips

Soup Served over Crumbled Tortilla Chips

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