Vermicelli Soup

Vermicelli Soup


"This soup is called "fideo" or "sopa seca" -- dry soup -- and is eaten all over Mexico. It is inexpensive and easy to make. This can be comforting when sick but, it is a GREAT side dish with any kind of meat, poultry, fish. To make it more soupy you can add vegetable broth to taste."


servings 217 cals
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Original recipe yields 7 servings



  • Calories:
  • 217 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 5.1 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 37.1g
  • 12%
  • Protein:
  • 6.8 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Using a large saute pan, fry vermicelli in vegetable oil till golden brown.
  2. In a food processor or blender, blend the water, onion, tomatoes, garlic and salt. Strain.
  3. Pour blended mixture over the vermicelli and allow to simmer till all the liquid has been evaporated or absorbed.
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  1. 8 Ratings


I did not care for this. Initially after all the liquid evaporated the pasta was still a little hard and tasted very bland, so to save it I added some chicken broth, parsley,pepper and adobo se...

Fideo Durango...brown chopped onion and garlic with the fideo stiring constantly.Add water with 14+oz. can of diced tomatos..maybe a dash or two of comino (cumin)This a popular dish in my house...

After doctoring this recipe some, this soup came out okay. First off, I like the soupy kind that you get in Mex restaurants- so I added more liquid. The noodles were alot thicker than the restau...

Nice for summer days ..used to cook it but little bit different .. more watery with chicken stalk

My family raved about this. I used a can of reduced sodium chicken broth instead of water and didn't strain it. Had it for a side dish to Chicken & Asparagus with Hollandaise.

I believe I had about half of the vermicelli called for. I cheated a little bit and used a partial can (aprox 1/3)of tomato sauce with Garlic and Onion powder already added, about 1/4 cup of fin...

I can see why Kathy says this is a great side dish for any type of meat. The mild flavor of the dish would go well with any protein. I’ve never had “dried soup” before, but I thought this was ...