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Mexican Tomato Soup

with Clams and Cumin
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Mexican Tomato Soup

Mexican Tomato Soup - Think tomato soup is boring? This spicy Tex-Mex version proves otherwise!

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Health Score:
9,8 / 10
Difficulty:
easy
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 10 min.
Preparation
Calories:
325
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

Tomatoes are among the healthiest foods. This is mainly due to their high content of antioxidants (e.g. carotenes, flavonoids, vitamins C and E). Various studies confirm that a diet rich in antioxidants has cancer-protective potential.

Those who are in a hurry can easily fall back on canned tomatoes. The nutritional values are only slightly inferior to those of fresh produce!

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie325 kcal(15 %)
Protein10 g(10 %)
Fat19 g(16 %)
Carbohydrates24 g(16 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage4 g(13 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.8 μg(4 %)
Vitamin E6.3 mg(53 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.2 mg(18 %)
Niacin4.3 mg(36 %)
Vitamin B₆0.5 mg(36 %)
Folate67 μg(22 %)
Pantothenic acid0.9 mg(15 %)
Biotin8.9 μg(20 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.5 μg(17 %)
Vitamin C40 mg(42 %)
Potassium960 mg(24 %)
Calcium162 mg(16 %)
Magnesium77 mg(26 %)
Iron4.5 mg(30 %)
Iodine50 μg(25 %)
Zinc1.7 mg(21 %)
Saturated fatty acids4.5 g
Uric acid179 mg
Cholesterol59 mg
Development of this recipe:

Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
10
Tomatoes (about 800 grams)
3
Onions (about 150 grams)
3
2 tablespoons
2 tablespoons
Chili powder (preferably Mexican)
2 tablespoons
1 ¼ quarts
2 pounds
¾ cup
White wine (or fish broth)
½ bunch
4 ounces
1
5
Preparation

Kitchen utensils

2 Pots (1 with lid), 1 Small bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Sieve, 1 Immersion blender, 1 Oven rack, 1 Freezer bag, 1 Whisk, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Lid, 1 Citrus juicer

Preparation steps

1.
Mexican Tomato Soup preparation step 1

Rinse tomatoes, wipe dry and cut out stems. Halve tomatoes and remove seeds. Roast tomatoes under preheated broiler until blackened and blistered, watching carefully. Allow tomatoes to cool slightly, then remove skins. 

2.
Mexican Tomato Soup preparation step 2

Peel onions and garlic and chop both finely. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a pot. Sauté onions and garlic until translucent over medium heat.

3.
Mexican Tomato Soup preparation step 3

Add tomatoes, chili powder and cumin and sauté briefly, then pour in the chicken stock. Cook for 30 minutes over medium heat.

4.
Mexican Tomato Soup preparation step 4

Meanwhile, rinse mussels thoroughly, discarding any that remain open, then drain. Remove beards from mussels and rinse again. 

5.
Mexican Tomato Soup preparation step 5

Heat remaining oil in another pot, add mussels and cook briefly. Pour in wine, cover and cook until mussels have opened, 3-4 minutes. Discard any mussels that do not open. 

6.
Mexican Tomato Soup preparation step 6

Remove mussels with a skimmer from the pot, then strain cooking liquid through a sieve.

7.
Mexican Tomato Soup preparation step 7

Rinse scallions, pat dry and cut into thin rings. Season yogurt with salt in a bowl and stir until smooth. 

8.
Mexican Tomato Soup preparation step 8

Squeeze juice from lime. Crush taco shells in a freezer bag and add to tomato mixture in pot.

9.
Mexican Tomato Soup preparation step 9

Cook taco shells in the soup for 4 minutes. Puree until smooth with an immersion blender and season with salt, pepper and 2 tablespoons lime juice.

10.
Mexican Tomato Soup preparation step 10

Add mussels to the soup. Sprinkle witih scallions and serve immediately with yogurt.