Sopa de Fideos

My Fall Favorites (Quick, Easy & Delicious Soups)

A family member posted a picture of her version of Fideo on Facebook a few weeks ago, which inspired me to try it for myself. I consulted her, as well as a friend for tips. I took their recipes and added my own twist. This is the result. My husband was quite impressed; he went back for seconds and didn’t even mention the lack of meat! Hope you’re impressed too!

FYI, Sopa de Fideos translates to Noodle Soup, but sounds way fancier! You can get even fancier if you add chicken or beef and call it “Sopa de Fideos con Pollo" (with chicken) or “Sopa de Fideos con Carne" (with meat).  

Sopa de Fideos (Noodle Soup)

2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 package fideo (vermicelli), broken
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 jalapeno, whole
5-6 cups water
2-3 tomato bouillon (adjust with water)
1 avocado, sliced

1. Heat oil in stockpot or dutch-oven over medium heat
2. Add fideo and saute until lightly golden
3. Add onion, garlic, and jalapeno to fideo and saute 3-5 minutes or until fideo dark golden
4. Add tomatoes, water and bouillon, reduce heat and simmer 8 minutes or until fideo is al dente
5. Serve with fresh cilantro leaves and sliced avocado

Tip: add cooked, shredded chicken or ground beef to recipe, if desired

Yield: 6 servings

Cost: $1.25* per serving; $7.47* per recipe
*does not include cost of oil

Inspired by Pam Hagan and Gabriella Solis

Today’s Blog provided by Vicki Bailey, Texas Woman’s University Dietetic Intern. Vicki is working to complete a Dietetic Internship and M.S. in Nutrition on her journey towards becoming a Registered Dietitian. She has a B.S. in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Vicki loves experimenting in the kitchen, using what’s on hand and making it up as she goes along. Her other passion is animals; so when she’s not studying or cooking, she is relaxing with her husband and their three furbabies (dogs).

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