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Let guests pick and choose from the suggested mix-ins and toppings: toasted corn tortilla strips, lime wedges, shredded cheese, green peppers, scallions, avocado, and cilantro sprigs.

Source: Everyday Food, May/June 2003
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For Garnish


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  • MS11257406
    6 JUL, 2012
    Does anyone know which issue of Everyday Food this appeared?
  • bracklanta
    13 FEB, 2011
    looks like my last comment was cut off so, my additions were as follows: Added celery, onion, carrots, green peppers, zuccini/courgette, lime juice - salt and pepper for taste and Dorito's Lightly Salted tortilla chips crushed as a short cut to corn tortillas - YUM
  • bracklanta
    5 FEB, 2011
    I made this soup after reading the comments and I used the suggestions made by meocat with the peppers
  • palebluestars
    15 JAN, 2011
    this is my go-to tortilla soup. its so simple and fresh! i throw a few torn tortillas in with the chicken and let them disintegrate to add some tortilla flavor to the broth. love it.
  • ugfug
    10 JUN, 2010
    My husband and I thought it was gross. Maybe I used a weird chicken broth or something (progresso), but we thought it had no flavor and left us feeling yucky. I was really excited about it too. Looked delish with good ingredients. We were not fans . . .
  • Meowcat
    11 APR, 2008
    This soup was wonderful! I did make a couple of changes. Instead of green bell pepper as a garnish, I used a red bell pepper. I sauted half an onion, the red bell pepper, and sliced carrots in olive oil. I added that to the broth and then the shredded chicken. I will definitely be making this again!

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