Fideo soup is what Mexican childhood memories are made of. It is a warm comforting soup made with a tangy tomato base and golden brown noodles.
It is so popular with moms because it is very easy to make, and kids love it because what kid doesn’t like noodles?
1 tbsp. Oil (optional)
8 oz. Angel hair pasta or whole wheat thin spaghetti, broken into 1 in. pieces
1 can (14.5 oz) Diced tomatoes or 2 cups of fresh diced tomatoes
1/2 Onion, white, chopped
3 Garlic cloves, peeled
10 cups Vegetable stock
1 Mexican zucchini, diced
1 Lime, cut into quarters
Set a large pot to medium heat and add oil. Once the oil is hot add broken-up noodles and toss to coat in oil. Continue to cook until noodles are golden brown, about 3 minutes.
While the noodles are browning, place the tomatoes, onion, garlic, and 2 cups of the vegetable stock in the blender and process until smooth.
Strain this mixture directly into the golden noodles still in the hot pot. Stir to prevent the noodles from sticking.
Let mixture simmer for 1 minute. Add the rest of your stock and set heat to high. Add zucchini and cook noodles at a low boil until noodles are al dente and zucchini is tender. Stir often. Season.
Serve with a wedge of lime so everyone can add as much lime juice as they like.