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Home-made holidays: Tannia’s tortilla soup

December 27, 2011

The Holidays is a time for busting out some homemade recipes. My friend Tannia invited me over for dinner…specifically for some yummy tortilla soup! She got this delicious recipe from her dad, Juan Olivera of Ventura County in Southern California. It took Tannia a few hours to prepare this dish which included cooking lots of fresh vegetables & using a blender to name some of the steps. It was definitely a labor of love! Thank you Tannia for a lovely dinner! And thanks to Mr. Olvera for starting a great family tradition!

Scroll down for the ingredients!


Tortilla Soup Ingredients:
-7-8 tomatoes
-1 onion
-3 California Chiles
-1-2 Jalapeno
-12 fried or toasted tortillas
-1 whole head of garlic

-a couple branches of epazote herb (find at a Mexican market)

Add salt and paprika to tortilla soup in a pot until all ingredients are cooked.  After simmering in pot, put soup in a blender & serve in your favorite dish bowl!  Finally, add toppings to the soup!

Remember that toppings are all optional, but here is a list of what we have added to this soup:
-Grilled Chicken
-cheddar cheese
– fried tortilla chips
– dollop of sour cream or plain greek yogurt
– grilled veggies of your choice

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Alexis permalink
    December 29, 2011 6:25 am

    whaaat? no recipe? 😦

    • melo g3 ongini permalink*
      December 31, 2011 11:39 am

      Hello, Alexis! I finally received the exact ingredients and recipe, so I have updated the blog post! Check it out! Happy New Year!

  2. January 30, 2012 1:48 am

    You are my intake, I own few blogs and sometimes run out from brand :). “The soul that is within me no man can degrade.” by Frederick Douglas.

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