Tortilla, Chile and Lime Soup Recipe -
Tortilla, Chile and Lime Soup Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Tortilla, Chile and Lime Soup

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"Tortilla soup is popular throughout Mexico. It usually features a spicy, tomato-based broth topped with pieces of broken tortilla chips. This version has the added tang of lime juice, a flavor addition that originates from the Yucatan region of the country."

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Original recipe makes 8 to 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    35 mins


  1. HEAT vegetable oil in large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; cook, stirring occasionally, for 3 to 4 minutes or until onion is tender. Add broth, tomatoes, chiles, lime juice and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cook, uncovered, for 8 to 10 minutes. Add chicken; cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. LADLE soup into bowls. Top with chips, avocado and cilantro before serving.
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Aug 29, 2002

Delicious! Using rotel kicks it up a notch!

Mar 03, 2009

The lime juice really adds a great flavor to the soup. I usually add extras of all the ingredients to make the soup more substantial and also add a can of corn for more vegetables. Great base recipe for tortilla soup and very, very easy!!!


9 Ratings

Nov 04, 2002

Delicious and easy to make! Every time we serve it we have requests for the recipe.

Aug 29, 2002

We just got back from Cancun and I made this for my husband - it was great! The only change I would make would be less tomatoes. Flavor was great. I squeezed a whole lime into the soup and then sliced it up and put the slices into the soup also to cook. Did I say it tasted great?

Aug 29, 2002

Everyone loved it! Definately will make it again. Great with avocado and cilantro as a garnish.

Aug 29, 2002

I really enjoyed the flavor of this soup. Only I added about a ton of vegetables because I have to have them in my tortilla soups. Really good!!

Aug 29, 2002

delicious!!!!!! made this for a party! set out garnishes of extra diced tomatos,avocados, jalapenos, cilantro and limes and tortilla chips for the guest to add to their soup. great with margaritas too.


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  • Calories
  • 202 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.6 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 10.2 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 2.5 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 15.6 g
  • 31%
  • Sodium
  • 940 mg
  • 38%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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