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2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
½ teaspoon of salt
1/2 cup peeled and diced carrot
1/2 cup peeled and diced celery
2 teaspoons seeded and diced jalapeno
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
14.5 oz can diced tomatoes
6 cups, chicken stock
1 cup thinly sliced cooked chicken
2 tablespoons plus 1/2 teaspoons lime juice
6 corn tortillas
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
½ medium avocado for garnish, diced
Preheat oven or toaster oven to 350°F.
In a 6-quart pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onion with a ¼ teaspoon of salt, carrot, celery, and jalapeno. Sauté the vegetables until they begin to soften, about 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in garlic cumin and oregano. Add the tomatoes with their juice and cook 1 minute. Add chicken stock. Bring the soup to a boil, lower the heat to low. Cover the pot and allow the soup to simmer for 15 minutes.
Place the tortillas in a stack and cut into 1/4” to 1/2” strips. Spread out the strips on a sheet pan and bake 7 to 8 minutes…just until crisp. Transfer from oven and set aside.
Add the remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt, 2 tablespoons lime juice and chicken to the simmering soup. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. For the final touch add the remaining ½ teaspoon of fresh lime juice. Taste the soup you may want another squeeze of lime juice or a pinch of salt.
To serve, ladle soup into individual soup bowls, top with crumbled tortilla strips, cilantro, and avocado.
Reprinted with permission from The Longevity Kitchen: Satisfying, Big-Flavor Recipes Featuring the Top 16 Age-Busting Power Foods. Copyright © 2013 by Rebecca Katz with Mat Edelson, Ten Speed Press, a division of the Crown Publishing Group, Berkeley, CA.
(Photo Credit: Leo Gong)