Tortilla soup

Tortilla soup

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  • 6
  • Easy
  • Dairy free Health conscious
  • 20 minutes
  • 20 minutes
  • Woolworths Cherry Cinsault

“Tortilla Soup, which is a film about a chef who is slowly losing his sense of taste, is one of my favourite food movies. Sunday dinners for his family were non-negotiable and tortilla soup was one of the dishes he shared, which inspired me to make this recipe. I also like to add shredded leftover chicken.” – Abigail Donnelly


  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1⁄2 t cumin seeds
  • 1 x 400 g can peeled and diced tomatoes
  • 2 T tomato paste
  • 1 t dried smoked chilli
  • 1 t smoked paprika
  • 4 Woolworths chipotle chillies in adobo, chopped
  • 1 t dried oregano
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 x 400 g can, red kidney beans
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups sunflower oil, for deep-frying
  • 6 Woolworths wraps

Cooking Instructions

1. Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over a medium heat and cook the onion until softened. Add the garlic and cumin and cook for 1 minute.

2. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, chilli, paprika, chipotles, oregano, stock and water. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.

3. Meanwhile, roast the peppers over a gas flame or in the oven until soft. Break up and add to the soup with the beans. Season to taste.

4. Heat the sunflower oil in a pan. Fry the wraps, one at a time, folding them over as they brown to create a deep-fried wrap. Drain on kitchen paper. Serve with the soup.

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Photograph: Jan Ras
Production: Abigail Donnelly
Food assistant: Lerato Motau

Abigail Donnelly Recipe by: Abigail Donnelly
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