Today's the Day to Make Sopa de Fideo
Sopa de fideo is the focus of this cooking tutorial. The Mexican noodle soup is a popular lunchtime comfort food because it’s an easy, one-pot meal. Every spoonful is hearty, full-flavored, and the recipe calls for simple, affordable ingredients. Our version combines onion, garlic, zucchini, and fideo noodles in a smoky tomato-based broth. For those unfamiliar with pasta, fideo are short, thin, vermicelli-like noodles. They’re often labeled as fideo noodles or fideo cut spaghetti at the grocery store, but angel hair pasta broken into 1-inch pieces will work in a pinch!
How to Make Sopa de Fideo
For this recipe, you’ll need:
2 tablespoons neutral oil of choice
½ medium red onion, diced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup diced zucchini
7 ounces dry fideo pasta
5 cups vegetable broth
½ tablespoon ground cumin
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
8 ounces tomato sauce
Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Heat the oil in a medium pot over medium-high heat.
- Add the onion and garlic. Sauté for 1 minute or until slightly softened and fragrant.
- Add the zucchini and fideo noodles to the pot. Sauté for 1-2 minutes or until the noodles are lightly toasted.
- Pour the broth into the pot, then add the cumin, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Stir to combine.
- Bring the soup to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover, and simmer for 10 minutes or until the noodles soften but still have some bite.
- Season the soup to taste with salt and black pepper, then remove it from the heat.
- Ladle sopa de fideo into bowlsand serve.
- Dissolve three vegetable bouillon cubes in 5 cups of water if you don’t have vegetable broth on hand.
- If you can’t find fideo noodles, break angel hair pasta into 1-inch pieces.
How to Serve Sopa De Fideo
Serving sopa de fideo is as easy as ladling it into bowls, but at Dowan, we’re all about elevating your food experience. One way to do that is by selecting the right serveware. You can never go wrong with white bowls. Classic white puts sopa de fideo’s red broth, contrasting beige noodles, and green bits of zucchini at center stage. A neutral bowl set is another way to go. Neutrals add visual interest to a tablescape while establishing a versatile color palette to work around. Then, you can add napkins, charger plates, placemats, or whatever else you wish to complete the look.
As for spoons, soup spoons from any casual flatware set you have are options. However, you may want to consider Asian soup spoons. Although not commonly used to eat Mexican soups, the soup spoons are crafted from sturdy ceramic and have deep bowls, ideal for scooping generous portions of broth and loose solids. There’s nothing like getting broth, onion, garlic, a bite of zucchini, and tomato with noodles in one spoonful. Not only do you experience the soup’s array of textures and flavors simultaneously, but it makes the soup easier to eat!
Today’s the day to make a pot of this delicious soup! Just gather the ingredients, follow the cooking tutorial, and enjoy