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Sopa de Ajo Mexicana (Mexican Garlic Soup)

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"This soup is a derivative of the garlic soup served in Spain, but with no eggs, and a Mexican kick! Definitely a good choice to cure colds and on a winter night."
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1 h 5 m servings 184
Original recipe yields 6 servings (4 cups)


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  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Remove garlic with a slotted spoon and transfer to a large saucepan.
  2. Fry bread slices in the oil until golden on both sides. Remove and set aside. Add tomatoes and chile to the skillet and cook over high heat for several minutes until they begin to soften.
  3. Pour chicken stock, tomatoes and chiles into the large saucepan with the browned garlic. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes. Season to taste with salt.
  4. To serve, place 2 or 3 toasted baguette slices in each bowl, then ladle the soup over them.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 184 calories; 5.4 29 6.1 0 253 Full nutrition

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OMG, this was just what I needed on a cold day. It was lovely and quick to cook. I did add 1 T of sweet (not hot) paprika, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper and 1/4 tsp cumin to shake it up a bit. Deliciou...

Really nice when you have a cold. Not quite as good the next day, next time I will reduce to make less.

Excellent soup. I added cumin as did one other reviewer, but I add cumin to vanilla ice cream. Great recipe Lucero. Thanks for sharing.

This soup is a great way to use up abundant garlic that is available on farms in the Northeast right now. Like another reader, I added about a half teaspoon of cumin to give it a little more fla...

The recipe's pretty good as written, but should really be thicker. Increase croutons, and add just enough broth to cover, adding more as needed to just keep it liquid. Also some Jamon serrano s...

Yum! I served this without the bread to cut back on carbs. I also didn't use a chile pepper as I can't really handle spicy food, instead I added just a dash of tabasco sauce. I also added chicke...

Turned out nice. I did use veg broth and added cumin, because I love cumin! I roasted the poblano pepper for added flavor. I love garlic but was worried about it being overpowering....not the ca...

I'm the writer of this recipe. I put this on several years ago and make it a lot. An easier way that I make it sometimes is to use a can (14 oz) of tomatoes--diced or whole. Obviously this incr...