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Cultivate | February 22 2017


Southwestern Chicken Tortilla Soup

From Miraval’s Mindful Eating Cookbook, this dish is so jam packed with Tucson’s traditional flavors, you will taste Miraval in your kitchen.

Makes 1 quart; Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories: 200; Total Fat: 8g; Carbohydrate: 12g; Dietary Fiber: 1g; Protein: 21g


  • ¼ tsp. Miraval Oil Blend (page 19) or canola oil
  • ¼ c. chopped carrot
  • ¼ c. chopped celery
  • ¼ c. chopped red onion
  • ¼ c. chopped Roasted Red Bell Pepper (page 18)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped roasted poblano chili pepper or canned poblano pepper
  • 1½ tsp. minced garlic
  • ½ c. chopped seeded tomato
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme
  • ½ tsp. paprika
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 qt. Chicken Stock (page 20) or canned low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 c. chopped, roasted, or grilled chicken breast
  • 4 tsp. chopped avocado, garnish
  • 4 tsp. chopped fresh cilantro, garnish
  • 4 tsp. grated pepper jack or Cotija cheese, garnish
  • 4 lime wedges, garnish
  • 12 Toasted Tortilla Chips, garnish


  1. Heat a medium pot over medium high heat. Add the oil and when hot, add the carrot, celery, onion, bell pepper, poblano pepper, and garlic; cook, stirring, until soft, 3 minutes. Add the tomato, cumin, chili powder, oregano, thyme, paprika, salt, black pepper, and cayenne; cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the stock and chicken, stir well, and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce the heat and cook until the carrots are tender and the flavors have married, 10 minutes.
  3. To serve, ladle a half cup of the soup into each of four bowls. Garnish each serving with the avocado, cilantro, cheese, lime wedges, and 3 tortilla chips. Serve immediately.