Homemade Sopa de Fideo (Mexican noodle soup) - Thin noodles in a tomato chicken broth served with a squirt of lime. Mexican lunchtime comfort food in the way that grilled cheese and tomato soup is, warm fuzzies in a bowl. It's an easy and quick Mexican soup that you will make again and again. Also called, Sopita de Fideo
Keyword: noodles, soup, tomato
Author: Andrés Carnalla
High sided skillet or medium soup pot
8ouncepackage of “fideo” noodles thin spaghetti, vermicelli, or angel hair pasta work well
2plum tomatoesRoma tomatoes
¼medium white onion
¼ground cuminoptional to add to broth
½tsp.Mexican oreganooptional to add to broth
1ripe avocado sliced thinoptional for garnish
8cupshomemade chicken broth
3tbsp.vegetable oilor olive oil
Salt to tasteabout 1tsp. will be needed depending on the chicken broth you use
Cut the tomatoes in half and remove the seeds. Puree the tomatoes, onion, and garlic and set aside.
Preheat 3 tbsp. of vegetable oil to medium-hot. Add the noodles and stir to coat with oil. Continue stirring until the noodles have started to brown.
Strain the pureed tomatoes, onion, and garlic into the noodles. Notice the color of the noodles. Some of them should be very brown. The browned noodles add depth of flavor to the soup.
Add the chicken broth and stir.
Bring the soup to a boil. Cover and reduce to low heat. Cook for 10 minutes.
Check the salt and adjust to taste before serving.
Serve your soup with a couple of lime halves. A squirt of lime brings the flavors together. A little chopped avocado is a nice touch.
You can use thin spaghetti, vermicelli noodles, or angel hair pasta broken into 1" pieces if you are unable to find "fideos"
Substitute canned low-sodium chicken broth if you don't have homemade.
You can also use vegetable broth if you want a vegetarian / vegan soup.
You can make an even quicker version of this soup by using ½ cup tomato paste and 8 cups water instead of using the tomato and onion and chicken broth.
You can 2 tablespoons of chopped avocado and a spoonful of queso fresco to each bowl as a nice garnish.