tomato soup with poblano peppers


This is a Mexican-inspired tomato soup with a very unique flavor combination that I truly like. The soup is quite easy to make and can be prepared very quickly once the ingredients are ready. Meat is not required, but it does add a lot of extra flavor.


This is what you need for 4 servings:

  • 4 lbs. plum tomatoes
    OR 2 24-oz. cans crushed tomatoes
  • 4 poblano peppers, roasted, peeled
  • 1 lb. nopal cactus, cleaned, chopped
  • 1 lb. potatoes, peeled, scalloped
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 chicken legs
  • S&P
  • optional:
    • 1 jalapeño or chipotle pepper
      or powdered hot pepper
Pic1: tomato soup with poblano & bell peppers


Preparing the poblano peppers:

Preparing the nopales:
Bell peppers can be used instead of nopales without the extra work. (Pic4)

Preparing the soup:

Serving suggestions:


Pic2: 2016-07-02 with nopales
Pic3: 2019-09-24 with nopales
Pic4: 2019-04-30 with scalloped potatoes and bell peppers