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Low-Carb Tortilla Soup

Low-Carb, Low-Calorie, and High-Protein: Tortilla-Less Soup

For a spicy, hearty, and comforting meal, nothing hits the spot like a hot bowl of tortilla soup. Don't be tempted to grab a canned version at the corner store: cook a healthier homemade version (with incomparable flavor) in less than 20 minutes. This fresh and spicy tortilla-less soup is full of fresh produce and weighs in at less than 200 calories per satisfying serving. High in vitamin C and protein, anyone who loves Mexican-inspired flavors will find a new favorite healthy dinner in this oh-so-easy recipe.

Tortilla-Less Soup

Tortilla-Less Soup

Notes

If you're not fond of spicy foods, be sure to remove the seeds from the jalapeños before you dice them.

Low-Carb Tortilla Soup

Ingredients

1 tablespoon ghee (clarified butter)
1 large yellow onion, diced
6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
2 fresh jalapeño peppers, diced (and seeded, if you wish)
2 quarts chicken stock
1 28-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
1 pound of chicken breast, cooked and diced
1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Juice of two limes
Avocado slices, lime pinwheels, or minced fresh cilantro, for garnish

Directions

  1. Heat ghee in a Dutch oven or soup pot over medium heat. Sauté onions until they are translucent, about 4 to 6 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and jalapeños. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes, or until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the chicken stock and tomatoes and bring to a medium boil, cooking for about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Add the cooked chicken, cilantro, and lime juice, and stir. Serve the soup topped with whatever garnish you prefer, and enjoy!


Nutrition

Calories per serving
291
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