It may be the last week in January, but I just learned that it's National Soup Month. I must have known it subconsciously, because we've pretty much been on a soup diet for the past few weeks. From lentil to minestrone to chili, we've made it all. And now I'm happy to add Chicken Tortilla Soup to the list.
The awesome folks at Pacific Natural Foods recently sent me some samples from their new line of soup starters. I've been a loyal Pacific Natural Foods user for years (we always have a box of chicken broth and tomato soup in our cupboard). But these soup starters are going to be our new kitchen staples. I've tried three of the starters now (Pho, Tom Yum and Tortilla). They are filled with flavor, and all you need to do is add your fillings, heat and serve.
Read my words: the perfect weeknight meal. All I did to my version was add black beans, chicken, onions and corn to the starter broth.
But wait, it gets better. Now YOU can try this soup starter for yourself. Three of you will win a starter kit of your own. It's SOUPer simple to enter.
Um yes, I just went there.
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Quick n' Easy Chicken Tortilla SoupServes 4
2 diced garlic cloves
1 T olive oil
1 cup cooked chicken, shredded
1/2 cup cooked black beans
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
1 red pepper, sliced thin
1/2 cup sour cream
1 avocado, sliced
1 bunch cilantro, washed and chopped
2-4 limes, quartered
Instructions: Saute onions and garlic in olive oil over Medium heat for several minutes until the onions soften. Add chicken, beans, corn, and box of soup starter. Let mixture come to a boil, and let cook for 5 minutes. Serve into bowls. Top with peppers, sour cream, avocado, cilantro and lime. Serve with tortilla chips or corn tortillas.
Note: Pacific Natural Foods sent me free soup samples, but I was not compensated for this post. The views are my own.