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May 9, 2019

Sopa de Fideo (Fideo Soup)


Sopa de Fideo also referred to as Sopita de Fideo, is a tomato-broth noodle soup that is a part of the cuisines of Mexico, and Southwestern cuisine. Perfect complement to a lunchtime sandwich, or wrap.

   
Fideo soup is what my childhood memories are made of. It is a warm comforting soup made with an aromatic tomato base and golden brown noodles. I made this soup(sopa) a lot, it's inexpensive, quick, and my kids loved it. Sopa de Fideo can be made with or without cheese, but my family loves cheese. 
Fideo can be bought at most grocery stores, but if you have trouble finding fideo pasta, use thin spaghetti, and break it up.





How to make Sopa de Fideo


  • In a blender add cans of tomatoes...or you can also use roasted fresh tomatoes.
  •  Add chopped onion, cumin, salt, pepper and 2 cups of broth. Blend well and set aside.


Add remaining vegetable broth, bring the soup to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer and let it cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the noodles are cooked through. Add Mexican blend cheese, and cook for 5 minutes more.



Optional: Crumbled Cotija Cheese, Mexican Cheese Blend, lime wedges, avocado slices

Serve with 

Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Chicken Fajita Wrap







Sopa de Fideo (Fideo Soup)
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Servings: 6 servings

Savory Tomato broth soup with Fideo pasta, serve it alongside a sandwich for the perfect lunch meal.


Ingredients:
  • 8 oz Fideo
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 6 cups Vegetable Broth (or Chicken broth)
  • 2 14.5 oz Diced Tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup Mexican Blend shredded cheese
  • Optional: Crumbled Cotija Cheese, lime wedges, avocado slices
Instructions:
  1. In a blender, add tomatoes, onion, cumin, salt. pepper and 2 cups of broth. Blend well and set aside.
  2. Add the noodles to a saucepan with a tablespoon of oil. Cook the noodles over medium heat for 3-5 minutes or until some of them are turning a light brown. Add the tomato-onion mixture from the blender and combine it well with the noodles.
  3. Add remaining vegetable broth, bring the soup to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer and let it cook for 15-20 minutes, or until the noodles are cooked through. Add Mexican blend cheese, and cook for 5 minutes more.
  4. Salt to taste

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