Azteca Soup


This is a very popular Mexican soup. It can be served with any other Mexican dish. Just before serving, add tortilla strips and avocado cubes, so the tortillas stay crunchy.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 10 (6 inch) corn tortillas, cut into 1/2 inch strips

  • 1 ½ cups vegetable oil for frying

  • salt to taste

  • 4 cups chicken broth

  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves

  • 2 large tomatoes

  • 1 large onion

  • 1 tablespoon chopped chipotle peppers in adobo sauce

  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 2 avocados - peeled, pitted and diced


  1. Heat oil in large skillet and carefully drop in half the tortilla strips. Fry in batches until golden brown and crunchy. Place fried tortilla strips on a paper towel-lined plate and pat dry. Sprinkle salt on tortillas, tossing to coat both sides.

  2. Using a blender or food processor, blend tomatoes, onion and cilantro until completely pureed.

  3. In a saucepan, heat chicken broth, chipotle chili, and pureed vegetables. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. Ladle soup into serving bowls. Prior to serving, add tortilla strips and avocado. Buen provecho!

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
21g Fat
37g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Sodium 1244mg 54%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 10g 37%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 22mg 110%
Calcium 80mg 6%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 916mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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