Fresh Tomatillo and Avocado Tortilla Soup


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My daughter and I came up with this recipe, inspired by one of our favorite salsa recipes. Tomatillos and avocado give this classic soup a fresh new twist. ~Amy

Fresh Tomatillo and Avocado Tortilla Soup

Soup:

3 pounds tomatillos, husked and rinsed
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1 avocado, peeled and seeded
1 fresh jalapeño, optional
1/2-1 tsp salt
1-2 tbsp sugar, to reduce acidity
Juice of one lime

5 cups chicken stock
4 cups corn kernels
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken optional
Sliced avocado, garnish
Sour cream, garnish
Grated cheese, garnish
Lime wedges

Place tomatillos, cilantro, avocado, jalapeño, salt, sugar, and lime into a food processor. Set aside.

In a large stockpot, heat chicken stock. Add tomatillo mixture, corn and chicken. Heat thoroughly. Serve hot and with fresh avocado slices, sour cream, cheese and fresh lime wedges.

Makes 6 servings

Recipe by Amy & Madeline Richardson

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