yuca tortilla soup

It’s Friday, Friday! Cue Rebecca Black:

This Friday is extra good since it has been another one of those weeks. Hopefully, this weekend I’ll get a chance to get caught up on life (piles of laundry, unopened mail, and a dishwasher full of clean dishes that has been waiting to be emptied since Wednesday), and hopefully I’ll get a chance to do some writing! I’ve been seriously neglecting the blog this week, and I found this half written post this morning so I decided to share it with you. And it’s delicious.

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When we were visiting my mom and dad in Palm Springs back in February, my mom made a delicious Mexican soup. Jon loved it, her guests loved it, and I really liked it. It had a bit of a salsa flavour to it, which was not my fave. Since then, I’ve been having sporadic cravings for this delicious soup, or another version, and last month I came across this post for Yuca & Avocado Soup over at Honest Fare. And it’s delicious! I thought it was the perfect blend of flavours. The hubs still prefers my mom’s soup (which she will be happy to know, because as you know, she is my most loyal reader… hi mom!) Honest Fare’s version is a vegetarian soup. I had about 1/2 of a small rotisserie chicken that I shredded and added to the soup to give even more protien.

The ingredients make this meal look more complicated than it is. In fact, it’s pretty simple.

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The only thing I hadn’t cooked with before was yuca (aka cassava), a delicious tuber plant. It’s always a little nerve wracking to try cooking with a new vegetable. Luckily, I learned over at Honest Fare that you need to peel a couple of layers down to get to the white chalky inside. The outside layers are a little bit slimy.

Prep wise, this soup just requires chopping your veggies. Then it’s really just a matter of sautéing the veggies, then adding all the soup ingredients everything up, and letting it simmer.

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Once the soup is done serve it in bowls and let your diners (in this case, myself and the hubs) garnish with: 1. Fresh Cilantro, 2. Cheese, 3. Avocado Slices, 4. Baked Tortilla Chips, and 5. Frank’s Red Hot.

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Delicious. (Though I’m not going to win any food styling awards for that rogue piece of green onion… oops!)

4 Replies to “yuca tortilla soup”

    1. My fave is “tomorrow is saturday… and sunday, comes afterwards”. Now that is a lyric to remember :)

      And I love cereal for dinner. It’s delicious!

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