Reviews for Tomatillo Soup
My family loved this! Even my kids with out the chicken
Fantastic soup! My family devoured it. I made this during a severe thunderstorm so I had to make a few adjustments based on what I had avaiable and personal preference. First, I increased the recipe by 50% (bought 1.5 lbs of tomotillos). I used the recommended amount of hot sauce (I don't like spicy food) and left out the cyanne and jalapons. I also used precooked rotissiory chicken which I shredded, added egg noodles cooked seperatly for more body, and added lime juice at the end as recommended by other reviewers. I was almost worried about a fight breaking out for the last bowl! It's extremely easy to make and while great as written, can easily be added to as noted in the reviews. I'll definitly be making this again.
This was great. Only change I made was adding a diced potato to thicken up the broth and it came out perfect. Great comfort meal as the weather starts cooling down.
I consider this a good base for a soup, but some ideas to improve. Jazz it up using home made broth. Rub the jalapeno and thickly sliced tomatillos with oil, grill for a few minutes hot, using wood chips to smoke (adds flavor), removing skin and seeds of jalapeno afterwards, add 1 goya ancho chile with sauce (they come in a can), skip the hot sauce. Once all is blended as recipe indicates and returned to pot, add 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp. chile powder. Add 1c brown rice, simmer till almost done. sprinke Wondra while stirring to thicken broth. Then add 1c frozen corn, 1 can black beans drained, chopped chicken meat, juice of 1/2 lime. when corn is close to done, add chopped zuccini, 1/2 cup chopped scallion, turn off heat and cover. stir in 10, serve in another 10. Garnish with more cilantro, lime wedge, scallion, avocado, tortilla chips, etc.
We use tomatillo -- frequently -- and enjoy them. But not in this soup.
Great soup! I made some modifications to it based on the reviews:
What a rich and delicious soup! Absolutely loved it and served it with a black bean quesadilla.
I have never eaten a tomatillo, so this may be because of that...but this was not very tasty to me at all.
Great soup. I fixed it as stated and loved it. Perfect with sour cream. thanks. carolynjean
Absolutely love this recipe. I’ve been making it for years.
I had high hopes for this soup but we were a little disappointed with it. Sorry. Not bad but doubt I will make it again.
My husband made this tonight - this was the first soup he ever made and it was delicious. If you like hear, add the cayenne and pepper sauce. We didn’t because my son doesn’t like it that hot. We skipped the sour cream and topped this with crushed chips, avocado, tomato, and cheddar cheese.
This is SO delicious -- there were no leftovers! I used 1.5 lb tomatillos, did not seed the jalapenos. I did not add hot sauce or cayenne as it was already spicy enough for our taste. Will make again and again!
I made this for dinner tonight. It was SO good! This is definitely a keeper!
Used thigh meat and added a can of corn. Delicious.
Great use of tomatillo this my second time making this soup add corn.
So easy, healthy and absolutely delicious!!
added 2 cups of cooked ancient grains at the end. needed to put the chicken in the soup for 10 mins to finish cooking it
It is so important to make use of the comments for this recipe. The base is fine, but it needs so much more to be spectacular. And it is if you add in all the extra. It took me a second trip to the grocery store since I hadn't read the comments the first time around but it was worth it. I added cumin and garlic salt to the broth. I only pureed 75 percent of the broth to keep it thicker. Adding in corn and black beans and fresh tomatoes made a huge difference in color, flavor and texture. I added in extra broth at the very very end to be sure it didn't become too thin. I served with sliced avocado, shredded cheese, lime wedges, and grilled tortilla strips. And it was then five stars. So delish.
This soup is top-notch! Easy to make and tasty. I made a few alterations according to ingredients I had on hand. But will definitely make it again!
Loved this recipe. Fit in well for the end of summer. I made it & rated it as directed. Only true way to give a 5.
I had never tried tomatillos before but a friend gave us a bunch from her garden. I had very low expecations while cooking - and they were utterly blown away. The soup was WONDERFUL! Followed recipe as written - I did add the can of black beans. It got raves from my husband (and me of course) and from the friend who gave us the tomatillos. Thanks so much!
It was edible. Tomatillo flavor is very mild - the spice overpowered any other flavors.
LOVED IT! Followed the recipe exactly, added some green habeñero hot sauce (jardenes brand..my fav) also added sliced avocados on top right before serving. It was nice finding this recipe since I love tomatillos.This was AMAZING, thank you for sharing, we will be doing this again VERY soon!
wow i didn't realize I was making my favorite dish, chile verde! i was afraid of how this was going to turn out based on the reviews, but I followed the recipe as is and my hubby and I loved it. Way to go on this simple yet savory meal.
I made it the first time as the recipe says. Good but as others have said, no body. As I was putting it in the frig, I dropped a container on the glass lid and had to throw it away. So I made it again, added the black beans and corn and also some Trader Joe spicy rice that was a leftover. Excellent. I grew my own tomatillos so have to make somewith them. I love this recipe with the adds. Served with cornbread.
This is my new favorite. I've made this 3 times, in as many weeks! Super easy for lunches! I also add: Stewed/diced tomatoes after blending the onion and tomatillo - usually the 28 oz can (I love tomatoes) For convenience, I buy the pre-marinated taco chicken meat at Northgate Market (So Cali) - adds a little more flavor and "bulk". I also add some chili powder and paprika - not too much though, I don't want it to taste like chili.
I think the soup turned out beautifully but it isn't a soup that I appreciate the flavor of. Added a potato, cumin and reduced broth to 3 cups per others' recommendations.
So good! Made a few edits by adding a can of enchilada sauce and some rotel and added a few extra toppings (cheese, tortilla chips, avocado).
I needed to use up my tomatillos and some pork carnitas so I substituted the pork for the chicken and added some cumin. It was wonderful.
I made this soup per the recipe except I didn't have fresh chicken so I used 2 cans of chicken instead. I am always looking for recipes to use the tomatillos I grow in my garden. This recipe is a keeper!
My mom always has a bumper crop of tomatillos. This is a great way to use them up!
This was a very good soup, easy to make and delicious. Great for cold weather too! I used an extra 1/4 pound of tomatillos because I did not know what else to do with them, and I added some corn. The puréed tomatllos thickened the broth nicely. Served with cornbread.
I liked it, but it is not for everyone as it is quite acidic.
I loved this recipe. My friend made it for me and added a can of black beans and roasted corn. I made it at home. It's easy but takes some time. The broth is medium thickness and very very yummy! A must have!
Have made this numerous times over the last few years. It's about the only reason to grow tomatillos. I always freeze a bunch and have this all year round. I follow the ingredients exactly, except that I now get a deli roast chicken and add chicken at the end.. The only thing I do differently is put it all in a blender then put it in a pot to cook. We like it smooth. I do sometimes add rice the last 45 minutes of cooking to help it go farther and because the family likes it that way. Thank you for such a great recipe.
At first it looked and tasted bland but after the simmer with just a spoonful of chicken bouillon powder it was absolutely delicious.
I added rice and ommitted the cayenne to tone it down for my toddler. It was perfect. We all loved it.
A good basic soup. It needed some adjustments. I simmered it to thicken it up as well as throwing in grilled corn seasoned with cumin when I pureed it.
Really good and will be making again for sure. A few changes were made. Used a shortcut with a Costco roasted chicken and also added 1/2 bag frozen roasted corn, leftover wild rice and a cup of cherry tomatoes from the garden.