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Tortilla Soup

28 Mar

I randomly found Jersey Girl Cooks while looking for recipe ideas.  I love her Tortilla Soup recipe and wanted to share it with you.

Jersey Girl Cooks Tortilla Soup Recipe

Serves 4

Prep. Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

2 TBS olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 large cloves garlic, chopped
2 1/2 quarts chicken stock, preferably homemade
1 (28-ounce) can tomato sauce
dried arbol chili peppers, crushed (amount to your liking or another dried pepper)
2 cups frozen corn
1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
4 cups cooked shredded chicken
2 TBS masa harina (fine cornmeal)
1 avocado, pitted, peeled and diced
salt and cayenne pepper to taste
tortilla chips and sour cream for serving

Directions:

In a large Dutch oven, heat oil and saute onion and garlic for a few minutes or or until it starts to brown. Add chicken stock, tomato sauce, peppers, corn, beans, chicken and masa harina. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low and simmer for 25 minutes. Add avocado and simmer for 5 more minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Top with crushed tortilla chips and sour cream.

Spinach Corn and Avocado Salad

6 Feb

I love this salad! It is a great combination of creaminess and crunchiness, savory and sweet. To top it off, it’s healthy!

Total Time: 20 minutes
Serves 4

Ingredients:
1 pound fresh spinach, washed and patted dry
1/2 red onion, diced
2 avocados, sliced
3-4 ears of corn

Dressing (to make, combine all ingredients and mix together.):
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
salt
pepper

Directions:
1. If you have a gas stove, turn one of you burners on high and stick your corn directly on the flame. Turn the cobs occasionally until all sides are blackened. Let your corn cobs cool a bit, then cut corn from the cob. If you do not have a gas stove, simply cut the corn from the ears.
2. I think this salad is best if you make them individually. I have found that avocados don’t mix well with spinach. So, first place spinach on your plates or in your bowls.
3. Top with slices of avocados, corn, and onion.
4. Drizzle the top with lemon dressing.