November 9, 2012 11:00 AM
Zucchini Soup with Tortilla Crisps
POSTED IN: TV Show Recipes , Pati's Mexican Table
TAGS: EP213 , Jinich , Mexico , Pati , PBS , recipe , show , soup , vegetarian , zucchini
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Sopa de calabacita con totopos
Serves 4 to 6

1 tablespoon corn or safflower oil
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup white onion, chopped
1 cup leeks, white and light green parts, sliced
1 jalapeño chile, sliced in half, seeding optional
3 pounds green zucchini, ends removed, diced
5 cups vegetable broth
1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt, more or less to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground, or more to taste

To Garnish:
1 1/2 cups tortilla crisps or totopos, optional
1 cup oaxaca cheese, or mozarella, diced, optional

In a soup pot set over medium-low heat, add butter and oil. Once the butter bubbles, stir in the onion, leeks and jalapeño. Cook, stirring sporadically, until the onion has softened, its color has become translucent, and the edges are beginning to brown lightly, about 12 to 15 minutes.

Raise the heat to medium, incorporate the zucchini and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, stirring here and there. Pour in the broth, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes, until the zucchini is thoroughly cooked and the soup has seasoned. Remove from the heat and let it cool slightly.

Place it all in the blender in batches and purée until smooth. Return the soup to the pot and let it thoroughly heat over medium heat. Serve very hot. Either spoon some diced cheese and totopos into each soup bowl right before eating, or let your guests add as much as they fancy.


Love the show and the recipes!

John Fegyak | November 26, 2012 9:38 AM

I just finished making the Zucchini soup with tortilla Crisps. It was delicious. Thank you.

Marta Spencer | November 26, 2012 5:53 PM

Can't wait to make the soup, I love your recipes.

Cristina S | November 27, 2012 3:18 PM

Gracias, John!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from John Fegyak | November 29, 2012 12:51 PM

Marta, Thank you for letting me know how it turned out!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Marta Spencer | November 29, 2012 12:56 PM

Thank you, Cristina!

Pati Jinich replied to comment from Cristina S | November 29, 2012 1:06 PM

Pati, I made this recipe today and it was awesome! We have an international market here in Nashville that I have been able to find ALL the ingredients in your recipes so I plan on making more of them. Keep up the good work!

John Smith | January 1, 2013 5:12 PM

I made this after seeing this past weekends episode on PBS. It is delicious and simple. Thank you!

Irene | January 3, 2013 6:49 PM