Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tortilla Soup -- Dairy Free

Finding good soups or a taco soup that is dairy free is a big challenge.  So many have cheese or cream cheese.  Here's a tortilla soup that my daughter really likes.  It also is not very spicy which really appeals to a toddler.

Tortilla Soup (or Taco Soup as my daughter calls it)
(I found this in Everyday Food by Martha Stewart)

1 Tbsp olive oil
4 garlic cloves
1 tsp chili powder
2 cans diced tomatoes
2 cans black beans
1 can chicken broth (boullion would work, too)
10 oz package frozen corn
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup crushed tortilla chips (I used some leftover taco shells)
1 Tbsp fresh lime juice.

1. In large saucepan, heat oil medium.  Cook garlic and chili powder until fragrant about 1 minute.
2. Add tomatoes with juice, beans, broth, corn and 1 cup water.  Season with salt and pepper.
3. Bring soup to boil, reduce to simmer.  Add tortilla chips and cook until softened about 2 minutes.  
4. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.  Serve with extra tortilla chips.

**This soup freezes really well. The tortilla chips get a little soft, but you could always freeze a portion before adding the tortilla chip. And then add tortilla chips after unthawing.**

1 comment:

sleeplessmom said...

I made this tonight for dinner(the sorbet was dessert, YUMMY!), It is a new family favorite! Even my son eat it and he has been really picky lately. Hubby was pleased with both(he is the one with an allergy). Thank you very much!