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Tortilla Soup | Sopa de Tortilla

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Last week, I went to visit my mother and it just so happened that she was in the mood for a good bowl of tortilla soup. Typically, I crave tortilla soup from Puerto Nuevo, an area of Baja known for its lobster. There, the broth is light, simple, and delicious. It differs from the versions I have tried here in the US, which are much thicker in consistency and can be served as a main course.

During a cooking class in Oaxaca with Chef Susana Trilling of Seasons of My Heart, I had the good fortune to reencounter the tortilla soup prepared “estilo Puerto Nuevo” that I daydream about ever since I first tasted it in Baja.  I enlisted my team of sous chefs (otherwise known as my mom and sisters) and embarked upon the journey back to Baja, to bring the taste of the light, yet tasty tortilla soup to the palates of my friends and family.  Needless to say, all of our taste buds agreed that the experience was nothing short of a dream come true! Read below for complete recipe.

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Avocado Cilantro Salad Dressing | Aderezo de Aguacate y Cilantro

by Reyna Mendoza

Ingredients:
1 large avocado
½ cup apple cider vinegar
½ bunch cilantro stems removed
2 limes juiced (I prefer small Mexican or key limes)
Salt to taste

Preparation:

  1. Combine avocado, apple cider vinegar, cilantro, and lime juice, and salt. Blend for 60 seconds or until creamy.
  2. Taste and adjust salt. Serve immediately.