5 amazing Mexican soups that you will love. Taste them all!

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Mexican cuisine is known for its color and variety.

You don’t have to worry about anything, all soups are easy to prepare and will be enjoyed by the whole family.

Traditional soup from Mexico

This soup ranks among the classic recipes of Mexican cuisine and is definitely worth trying.


  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 liter of chicken stock
  • 0.6 kg of chicken breast
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of passata
  • 1 cup corn
  • chili to taste
  • 4 corn tortillas
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground paprika
  • ¼ cup lime juice
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro
  • salt pepper


  1. Cut the onion and pepper into cubes and fry in oil for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add pressed garlic, ground cumin, ground paprika, chili and mix well.
  3. Pour over the chicken stock and add the raw chicken breasts. Bring to a boil and turn off the flame.
  4. We cook for about 20 minutes. Once the chicken is cooked, take it out of the soup and tear the meat into small pieces with a fork and then put them back into the soup.
  5. Add a can of tomatoes, a can of passata and 1 cup of corn to the pot.
  6. We cook for about 5 minutes. Just before serving, add salt, pepper, lime juice and freshly chopped coriander.
  7. Fry the corn tortilla in a little oil for about 30 seconds on each side, cut into strips, garnish the soup with them and serve.
Tomato, chicken and corn soup with a tortilla.
source: blog.amigofoods.com

Mexican bean soup

This soup is a great choice if you don’t have much time but would still like to have a good soup. You’ll have it on the table in twenty minutes.


  • 1 can of beans
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 onion
  • broth
  • 1 chipotle pepper – you can use more or less to taste
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin
  • cilantro, lime and sour cream to serve
  • salt pepper


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and fry the coarsely chopped onions on it.
  2. Add tomatoes, garlic, salt and mix well.
  3. Add broth, chipotle pepper, beans without pickle, cumin. Mix and blend again.
  4. Let the soup cook for a while longer, add flavor if needed.
  5. Served with lime, coriander and sour cream.
Bean soup with coriander and sour cream.
source: mexicanplease.com

Do you like beans? Try these great bean recipes!

Aztec soup

This soup is known in Mexico as sopa Azteca and like other Mexican soups it will amaze you with its unusual combination of flavors.


  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 pasilla chili pepper
  • 1 can of tomatoes
  • 150 g grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 600 g of boiled chicken
  • 8 cups of broth
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 lime
  • salt pepper


  1. Dry roast the chili pepper in a pan. It only takes a moment until it starts to smell.
  2. Remove the stem and seeds and blend together with the tomatoes until smooth.
  3. Heat the oil in a pot and fry the diced onion and pressed garlic for about 8 minutes.
  4. As soon as the vegetables have a golden color, add them to the blender with the tomatoes and chili. Blend to a smooth cream.
  5. Pour this cream back into the pot, cook for about 8-10 minutes until the cream thickens.
  6. Pour in the broth, bring to a boil and turn off the flame.
  7. Add the diced chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook for another 8 minutes.
  8. Served with avocado, grated cheese, sour cream and lime.
Soup with cheese, avocado and sour cream.
source: sauveur.com

Corn soup with lime

You will really enjoy the taste of this hearty Mexican soup. You will see for yourself!


  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • 5 cups corn
  • 4 cups of broth
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ cup grated Cotija cheese (can be substituted with Parmesan or Romano cheese)
  • 1 onion
  • ½ cup of sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • fresh cilantro
  • chili to taste
  • salt


  1. Heat the oil in a pot, add diced onion, corn, chili, salt and pepper and fry for about 10 minutes until the onion is soft and the corn is golden.
  2. Add the crushed garlic and mix well. Remove 1 cup of this mixture and set aside. We will then need it for serving.
  3. Pour broth over the mixture and bring to a boil and cook for about 20 minutes.
  4. Mix grated cheese and sour cream into the soup. Blend the soup until smooth.
  5. Season the soup with salt, lime juice and zest. Served with fresh cilantro and corn mixture.
Corn Cream Soup soup in a green mug.
source: stripedspatula.com

Tomato soup with tortilla chips

Not only vegetarians and vegans, but all lovers of vegetables and quick cooking will love this soup.


  • 2 tablespoons of oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 cans of tomatoes
  • ½ chili pepper – you can add or subtract according to taste
  • 1 onion
  • ½ can of coconut milk
  • 300 g of peppers
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt pepper
  • lime, cilantro and tortilla chips to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a saucepan and add diced onion, chilli and pressed garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  2. Add all other ingredients and cook for 15 minutes.
  3. If necessary, we can add water and or more coconut milk.
  4. Blend the soup into a smooth cream and serve with lime, coriander and tortilla chips.
Tomato soup with coconut milk in a blue bowl.
source: simpleveganblog.com

Curiosities of Mexican cuisine

Mexican cuisine is not only full of flavors and colors, but it is also full of peculiarities and interesting things that you may not have known about. Which ones are they?

  • Chocolate, vanilla, beans, chilies, avocados and tomatoes originate in Mexico.
  • Real and authentic Mexican guacamole is prepared without lime juice and garlic. You will find onion, tomato, chili, coriander and salt in it.
  • Mexican avocados were not allowed to be exported to the US until 1997. It was not until 2002 that they were allowed in all fifty states.
  • Caesar salad comes from Mexico and was first made in 1924 by an Italian immigrant who owned a restaurant in Tijuana.
  • The average Mexican family eats almost a kilo of tortillas a day.
  • About 50 billion tacos are eaten annually in Mexico.

Mexican cuisine is definitely worth trying. Which of these Mexican soup recipes will you try first?

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