This tasty Mexican soup is the best comfort food - loaded with noodles and slightly spicy with lots of tomato flavor.
If you have ever been to Mexico, it is likely you have had Sopa de Fideo. This comforting soup, served warm, features a tomato base with delicious, golden noodles.
This soup is typically served for lunch or dinner, and is usually paired with warm, crunchy golden tortillas.
The word ‘Fideo’ actually means noodle in Spanish; the fideo noodles traditionally used in this humble soup are short and dried, although you will occasionally find them in dried nests.
Fideo noodles are very similar to vermicelli, and are pretty much angel hair pasta cut small.
Once they cook in the delicious tangy tomato broth, they absorb the liquid and can puff up to nearly triple their original size.
You can find these noodles in the international foods sections of most grocery stores, as well as online through retailers like Amazon, and also in local markets.
If you can't get hold of any, feel free to use angel hair pasta instead.
Sopa de Fideo is best made with fresh tomatoes, but if you are unable to find fresh, you can always substitute them for the canned variety.
If you want to pack a lot of flavor into your tomato broth, you can always roast your fresh tomatoes ahead of time or choose fire roasted canned tomatoes.
Sopa de Fideo Variations
Not only is this warming soup vegetarian, it provides an excellent base with which you can get very creative!
You can add in more veggies to make it even more flavorful and nutritious; vegetables like carrots, beans, zucchini, celery, squash or potatoes pair well with this soup.
And don’t be shy with your spices! Add in sprigs of fresh cilantro, or spice it up with finely diced fresh chilli or chilli powder.
Whilst it isn’t traditional to add chicken to this soup, it certainly tastes great and turns the dish into a more hearty meal.
Chorizo also makes a great addition to Sopa de Fideo.
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Love Mexican food and looking for a few more recipes to try? This Mexican Corn in a Cup is always a crowd favorite.
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