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ALPHABET SOUP - SOPA DE LETRAS
This Alphabet Soup is really easy to prepare and is loved by everyone, young and old. I know it is a particular favorite with children since they like to play with their imagination and form words with all those letters floating in the bowl!
- 12 oz. plum tomatoes
- ¼ of a medium size white onion
- 2 small garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 pkg. 7.5 oz. alphabet soup
- 8 cups of chicken broth*
- Salt to taste
OPTIONAL FOR GARNISH:
- ½ avocado diced
- ½ cup of Mexican Queso Fresco
- Lime wedges
- Mexican cream
Chop the tomato, onion, and garlic and place in your blender or food processor with one cup of the chicken broth. Process until the ingredients form a smooth sauce, then set aside.
Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the alphabet soup pasta and fry until slightly brown (stir often to avoid burning the pasta). This step will take about 2 minutes.
Pour the tomato sauce using a strainer, bring to a boil, and cook for 4-5 minutes.
Add the rest of the chicken broth, season with salt, place lid on the pot, and simmer for 8-10 more minutes. Check pasta for doneness (this pasta cooks really quick). Remove promptly from the heat to avoid overcooking.
Serve immediately. Enjoy!
- Homemade chicken broth can be substituted for store-bought chicken broth or chicken bouillon mixed with water.
- Some cooks like to add a sprig of cilantro to the soup while it is simmering the Alphabet soup (Sopa de Letras).
- This soup freezes well.
Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 381mg | Sodium: 1911mg | Potassium: 1353mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 580IU | Vitamin C: 38.1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 13.9mg