Nopal Soup

Madeleine Cocina
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Nopal Soup
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Description

Nopal cactus has been a versatile and tasty part of Mexican diets for a very long time. The cactus pieces provide a crunchy texture to any dish. This Nopal soup is aromatic, creamy and hearty. This recipe combines nopales with hearty spices and flavors for a powerful palate pleasing soup. It not only is low in calories, it also tastes great and is perfect for a cold winter day. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1/2 pound nopales (washed and cut in to squares.)
1 onions (cut in half)
2 sprigs coriander
4 chile pepper (Guajillo, seeded and soaked in boiling water until soft)
5 tomatoes (cooked)
1/2 onions
1 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons corn oil
3 sprigs coriander
chicken stock
1 pinch cumin
salt
4 cups water
corn flour (optional)

Directions

1Place a casserole or pot on the stove, and add the nopal and water into it. Bring to a boil. Strain the nopal from the water. Clean the nopal completely.
2Throw the nopal in the pot again and fill the pot with more water.
3Add the onion and coriander and cook for 10 minutes.
4Strain the onion, coriander and nopal again and place the cooked ingredients in the pot.
5Pour the chicken stock into the pot, and let it cook on medium heat for 10 minutes.
6Grind or liquefy the tomatoes and chile peppers, using the water where the peppers were left to soak. Strain the mixture while allowing the fluids to pour into a pan.
7Cook the mixture with enough cooking oil for 3 minutes.
8Add this mixture to the pot along with water, chicken stock, cumin, and a pinch of salt.
9When the water begins to boil, cover the pot and let it cook under low heat for 15 minutes. If you would like the soup to have a thicker texture, you may add the corn flour.
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NutritionView more

120Calories
Sodium14%DV330mg
Fat9%DV6g
Protein12%DV6g
Carbs4%DV11g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories120Calories from Fat50
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat6g9%
Saturated Fat0.5g3%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol5mg2%
Sodium330mg14%
Potassium430mg12%
Protein6g12%
Calories from Fat50
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate11g4%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars5g10%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.