Toni Okamoto is the founder of Plant-Based on a Budget, the popular website and social media platform that teaches millions how to eat more plants without breaking their budget. She’s also the author of the new Plant-Based on a Budget Quick & Easy cookbook, and the co-host of The Plant-Powered People Podcast. Okamoto’s work has been profiled by NPR, NBC News, Parade, and she’s a regular presence on local and national morning shows across the country, where she teaches viewers how to break their meat habit without breaking their budget. She was also featured in the popular documentary What the Health. When she’s not cooking up a plant-based storm, she’s spending time with her husband and their rescued dog in Sacramento, CA. Find her on Instagram and Facebook.see more from this author
I am very familiar with sopa de fideo. First off, toast the pasta just a bit for a little golden brown. You see, toasting the pasta gives it so much flavor. Then proceed with the broth made of veggie or chicken. or take a tomato cut up, add chopped onions, a good size clove of garlic. , cook these together till soft. Blend with an immersion blender add to the toasted fideo and simmer til done.
Call it nostalgia for childhood, but am I the only one who really really wants this to taste like Chef Boyardee spaghetti?
I can’t stand the flavour of cumin. Can I leave it out, or do you have a suggestion to substitute it? Thanks!
Cumin is pretty key to the traditional flavor of sopa de fideo, but you could experiment with paprika or ground caraway. If you do, please let us know how it turns out!
Editor, Forks Over Knives
Serve with a huge side of steamed greens! Yummy!
I have a substitute because I also cannot tolerate much cumin. I substitute a little sage.
What protein could be appropriate to add to this soup?
I serve sopa de fideo with bean burrito with avocado. Yum!
I bet chickpeas would be great in this soup.
I’ll bet tiny chunks of tofu would be fine. It
takes on the flavors of the ingredients.
Some variety of bean, Black beans would go well, but I could see pintos or even cranberry beans.