Tortilla Soup Recipe

Atkins Tortilla Soup
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Phase: Phase 1
Difficulty: Difficult
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  • 1 tbsp Light Olive Oil
  • 0 1/2 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
  • 1 tsp Garlic
  • 1 1/2 cup, chopped Zucchini
  • 0 1/2 medium (approx 2-3/4" long, 2-1/2" dia) Sweet Red Peppers
  • 0 3/4 tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 each Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce
  • 1 tsp, leaves Oregano
  • 4 cup Chicken Broth, Bouillon or Consomme
  • 2 cup, cooked, diced Chicken Breast
  • 1 14 oz Crushed Tomatoes (Canned)
  • 4 oz Green Chili Peppers (Canned)
  • 0 1/4 cup Cilantro (Coriander)
  • 1 fl oz Fresh Lime Juice
  • 1 fruit without skin and seeds California Avocados
  • 3 oz Monterey Jack Cheese


  1. Chop the onion, mince or press the garlic; chop red bell pepper, zucchini and cilantro, and dice the chipotle in adobo.
  2. In a 2-quart soup pot, heat oil over medium heat. Add the yellow onion and garlic. Sauté for 2-3 minutes until onions are translucent.  
  3. Add the red bell pepper and zucchini; sauté for 2 minutes then add the chili powder, chipotle pepper, and oregano. Cook for 1 additional minute until fragrant. 
  4. Add the chicken broth, chicken, tomatoes, and green chilies. Increase heat to medium-high and cook uncovered for 15 minutes. Add the cilantro and continue to cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and add lime juice; taste and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. 
  5. Serve with diced avocado (1/6 per serving), 2 tablespoons cheese and additional cilantro if desired. Makes six 1 1/2 cup servings. Optional for Phase 2: add crumbled low-carb tortilla strips or chips as a garnish. Don't forget to add the additional Net Carbs to the total for the tortillas.

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