Tortilla Lime Soup
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.
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.
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!