Sunday, January 20, 2013

Baked Yam and Cabbage Tortilla Soup

Welcome to Meatless on Monday #20 with a special recipe! 

This is a Fantastic creation from my sister Jen.  She is a fabulous cook, talented photographer, SUPER sister and professional longboarder.  
I am very proud of her.

For Christmas I sent everyone homemade/DIY gifts.  
Remember that Fajita Mix I shared Friday?  
Jen used it in soup and I'm told it was delicious.

Baked Yam and Cabbage Tortilla Soup 
made with
Mary's Fajita Mix
& 
Queso Fresco Quesadilla 

Ingredients:

SOUP
2 tbs coconut oil
1 large white onion, chopped
1 bulb of garlic or 2 cloves of elephant garlic, chopped
2-3tbs Mary's Fajita Mix
fresh cilantro, small pinch
water
5 tomatoes
1/8 lime wedge
1 head of cabbage, chopped
4 corn tortillas
4 baked yams, cut into fourths


Quesadilla
small tortillas
queso fresco


Directions:
SOUP
-heat coconut oil on MED-HIGH in large soup pot
-add onions and garlic, stir so that onions and garlic are coated with oil
-turn heat down to LOW and stir in Mary's Fajita Mix then cover until soft
-turn heat up to high and add enough water to cover onions and garlic while stirring
-AT THIS POINT USE A WOODEN SPOON TO SCRAPE ANYTHING THAT MIGHT BE STICKING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE POT- DO THIS PERIODICALLY WHILE MAKING SOUP
-add tomatoes and cabbage to pot and stir to coat tomatoes and cabbage
-add enough water to cover tomatoes, cabbage, cilantro and lime wedge and bring to boil
-tear tortillas into small pieces and add to pot 
-turn heat to low and cover until cabbage is softened
-add in yams and bring to high boil while stirring
-turn heat to low and cover for a while
-once all the ingredients soft, transfer to blender in batches and blend until smooth
-return to pot and heat on low until you are ready to serve

QUESADILLAS
-heat a skillet on medium heat
-heat tortilla on both sides
-place queso fresco on tortilla
-fold tortilla in half to close the cheese in
-cook until both sides are golden brown

TIP:   THE LONGER YOU LET THIS SOUP COOK THE BETTER IT WILL BE. WHEN I TRANSFERRED THE SOUP TO THE BLENDER THE INGREDIENTS WERE SO SOFT I COULDN'T FIND THE LIME WEDGE. 

TIP:   IF YOU HAVE A HAND POTATO MASHER, USE IT BEFORE THE BLENDER TO MAKE SURE THE VEGGIES ARE SOFT ENOUGH. 

TIP:  TASTE YOUR SOUP AS YOU GO AND ADD MORE SEASONING OR MORE WATER AS NEEDED TO MELLOW FLAVOR AND/OR THIN

18 comments:

  1. Wow this sounds yummy! I love when I can find a good meatless meal. I'm so glad you shared this recipe on my party!!! Have a great day.
    Hugs,
    Marcie @ I Gotta Try That

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    1. Thanks Marcie! My sister is a wiz at coming up with delicious recipes. Thanks for hosting a great party!

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  2. There must be something to this queso fresco stuff. I NEED to try it now! Thanks for sharing Mary!

    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

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    1. I'm from San Diego and we use it in everything! Thanks Kristi!

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  3. That soup sounds so good with this cold weather we are having. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!



    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Hi Kathy! I love your hop. One day we'll have chicken of our own!

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  4. This soup recipe looks like it would be so good, can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing :-)

    Hello from your newest follower, over from the blog hop Creative Mondays

    Hope you can stop by sometime :-)

    Have a great week!

    Cindy
    cobalt moon jewelry

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    1. Hey Cindy! Thanks for stopping by and have a fantastic week!

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    1. Pin away!! Definitely try the DIY Fajita mix.

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  6. I never had this, but this sounds so good I would love to try:)

    Already your follower hopping by, blogging @ Why?

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    1. I'm looking forward to it as well! My sister always comes up with interesting creations!

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  7. I've never heard of yam soup, but it sounds interesting and so yummy! I would love for you to link this up at my healthy recipes/goals party - http://www.eatenjoylive.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/weigh-in-link-up.html

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  8. Oh goodness it looks like some tasty cocoa in that pretty jar but a nice tasty little soup works great. Who would thought. Not to mention I would think that the yam and cabbage would be pretty healthy to. I will check out the DIY fajita mix. Wow, I am looking down your sidebar and I am loving everything. Following! I would love for you to come link up with us at "Inspiration in Progress" every Thursday. http://onecreativeprocrastinatinggal.blogspot.com/

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  9. Sounds yummy :) Thanks for linking up to The HomeAcre Hop!
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/01/the-homeacre-hop-4.html

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  10. Wow, this soup sounds absolutely gorgeous. I love the combination of limes and the healthy coconut oil. I would love it if you would share this with Healthy Vegan Fridays: http://www.greenthickies.com/healthy-vegan-fridays

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