Tomato and Turkey Soup

    50 minutes

    A great soup to make with leftover turkey. Cook it up with tomatoes and green chillies, spiced with cayenne and cumin and finished off with fresh avocado and coriander for a zesty, unique soup. You can also use up leftover chicken in this way too.

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    Serves: 8 

    • 200g cooked turkey, sliced finely
    • 4 cups (1 litre) vegetable or chicken stock
    • 2 (400g) tins whole peeled tomatoes
    • 2 green chillies, chopped
    • 2 roma tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 1 tablespoon lime juice
    • 1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
    • 1 avocado - peeled, stone removed and diced
    • handful chopped fresh coriander
    • 100g grated Cheddar cheese

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:35min  ›  Ready in:50min 

    1. In a large pot over medium heat, combine turkey, stock, tinned tomatoes, green chillies, fresh tomatoes, onion, garlic and lime juice. Season with chilli, cumin, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer 15 to 20 minutes.
    2. Stir in avocado and coriander and simmer 15 minutes, until slightly thickened. Spoon into serving bowls and top with grated cheese.

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    Used different ingredients. I modified a bit because I like more depth in my soup and used chicken instead of turkey (what I had available). I sauteed the onion and garlic in the oil first before adding stewed tomatoes along with the fresh romas. I also added corn and black beans. I must say I enjoyed adding the lime it brightened up the soup but I disliked the chopped avocado, I love avocadoes but the flavours of the soup made them taste a little strange. I prefer topping the soup with Guacamole instead.  -  29 Sep 2008


    Something else. As written, I didn't like this recipe much, but thought it had potential. So... I doctored it quite a bit and it turns out to be amazing. I took it to work today and everyone went wild and requested the recipe. I put the turkey, stock, onion, a can of black beans, a can of corn, one can of chopped tomatoes, one can of tomatoes with chillis, FOUR cloves of garlic minced, the juice of one entire lime, and seasonings as written in my crock pot on low. Eight hours later I returned from work and added about a half cup chopped fresh coriander, two cups of grated cheddar, and a cup of sour cream. Stirred and let it heat on high for about thirty minutes. Then I crushed tortilla chips in the bottom of the bowl, ladled the soup over, and put more grated cheese on top. TO DIE FOR! Tastes like Chipotle in a bowl. Seriously good. Doesn't look that pretty but incredibly tasty. I gave the recipe five stars as written to keep the ratings high so people would experiment with this FABULOUS soup! Good luck!  -  29 Sep 2008


    Used different ingredients. Excellent soup! My family loved it. I added half a can of corn(rinsed) and half a can of pinto beans(rinsed) for that authentic southwestern taste. I topped with extra sharp cheddar and fresh coriander. Also I had some french bread for Dipping. (My three year old loved doing that) Or you could serve it with crispy tortilla strips. (that's how my husband likes it.Also remember to keep stirring this as some of the solids may stick to the bottom. Good recipe thanks.  -  29 Sep 2008