Cinco de Mayo Soups
Chicken Tortilla Soup
If you don't have time to fry your own tortilla strips, store-bought tortilla chips will work in a pinch.
Mexican Black Bean Soup with Sausage
This authentic black bean soup with sausage is as warming as it is delicious.
Mexican Chicken Soup
In Jane Coxwell's take on a classic tortilla soup, which she makes with tomatoes with flour tortillas stand in for the usual corn tortillas.
Our version of this Mexican wonder is so quick to make that you may begrudge the extra time it takes to chop, dice, or slice the various garnishes. You can, in fact, do without them--or choose just a few.
Black-Bean Soup with Avocado Salsa
Black beans, often served in a soup or stew, have been a mainstay of Mexican cuisine for thousands of years. Black-bean soup is also popular in the Caribbean, where rum, sherry, or peppered wine is often added toward the end of cooking. We add the sherry somewhat earlier in this version, which combines elements of both traditions.
Green Tortilla Soup
This fun variation on tortilla soup has a heavy dose of green, thanks to tomatillo sauce, green pepper, cilantro, limes and avocado. With this soup, it's actually quite easy being green!
Turkey Tortilla Soup
Go ahead, have another bowl! This tortilla soup is healthy, filling and absolutely delicious.
Red Kuri Squash Soup with Ancho Chile and Apple
"Kuri squash has a unique, concentrated sweet flavor that's beautiful in soup," says chef Rick Bayless. (Butternut is a fine substitute.) He adds more layers of flavor with apple, cinnamon and raisiny ancho chile, and even blends in the squash seeds for nuttiness.