Sopa Azteca Recipe - Low Carb & Healthy

Low carb recipe for Sopa Azteca which belongs to the Soups recipe category.

Ingredients Needed

  1. 3 quarts (2.8 L) chicken broth
  2. 2 cups (220 g) diced cooked chicken or boneless, skinless chicken breast
  3. cup (60 ml) olive oil
  4. 1 medium onion, chopped
  5. 4 or 5 cloves garlic, crushed
  6. 2 or 3 ribs celery, diced
  7. 1 green pepper, diced
  8. 1 small carrot, shredded
  9. 1 small zucchini, diced
  10. 2 tablespoons (10.8 g) dried oregano
  11. 2 tablespoons (9 g) dried basil
  12. 2 teaspoons pepper
  13. 2 cans (14 ounces, or 410 g each) diced tomatoes, including juice
  14. 1 package (10 ounces, or 280 g) frozen chopped spinach
  15. At least 8 ounces (225 g) Mexican Queso Quesadilla or Monterey Jack
  16. cheese, shredded
  17. Chipotle peppers in Adobo Sauce (These come canned.)
  18. 5 ripe black avocados

Cooking Instructions

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and saute the onion, garlic, celery, pepper, carrot, and zucchini together until they're limp.

Stir the oregano, basil, and pepper into the vegetables and saute for another minute and add them to the soup, along with the tomatoes and spinach.

Let the whole thing simmer for 30 minutes to 1 hour to let the flavors blend.

When you're ready to serve the Sopa Azteca, put at least to cup (30 to 60 g) of cheese (more won't hurt) in the bottom of each bowl and anywhere from 1 to 3 chipotles, depending on how spicy you like your food.

(If you don't like spicy food at all, leave the chipotles out entirely.

) Ladle the hot soup over the cheese and peppers.

Use a spoon to scoop chunks of half of a ripe avocado onto the top of each bowl of soup.

Serving Yield

10 servings

Nutrition Information

Each serving of soup alone has 21 grams of carbohydrates and 6 grams of fiber, for a total of 15 grams of usable carbs and 25 grams of protein. Onehalf cup (60 g) of shredded cheese adds only a gram or so of carbohydrates and 14 grams of protein. Each chipotle pepper adds no more than 1 gram or so of carbs, and half an avocado has about 6 grams of carbohydrates and 2.5 grams of fiber, for a total of 3.5 grams of usable carbs per serving.