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South-of-the-Border Tomato Soup

Serves 4

Fresh roasted tomatoes and your favorite toppings give this Mexican-inspired tomato soup tons of flavor and crunch. You can use vegetable broth to make this soup vegetarian.


  • 4 pints grape tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 ripe Hass avocado
  • 1/4 cup plain reduced fat Greek yogurt
  • 4 ounces sharp yellow cheddar cheese, shredded (1 packed cup)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1 1/2 cups lightly crushed baked tortilla chips


Pre-heat the oven to 450°F.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment and place the tomatoes on top. Drizzle with the EVOO; season with salt and pepper. Roast the tomatoes until the skins begin to split and blister, about 15 minutes.

Transfer the tomatoes and any juices to a food processor. Add 1 cup chicken broth and process until coarsely pureed, about 10 seconds. Force the mixture through a fine sieve set over a medium saucepan; discard the pulp. Add the honey and the remaining 1 cup chicken broth to the saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking occasionally, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mash the avocado; stir in the yogurt and season with salt and pepper. Place the cheese in a medium size bowl and sprinkle the chili powder on top. Ladle the soup into bowls and serve with the avocado cream, cheese and tortilla chips.