There is nothing as delicious as a rich and creamy bowl of Sopa Fria De Coditos. This dish is so versatile that you can serve it on any given day as an appetizer or as a side dish. Moreover, you can even take the leftovers to work for a filling and tasty lunch.
What Is Sopa Fria De Coditos?
Sopa Fria De Coditos is a traditional Mexican dish whose name translates to cold elbow soup. Even though the English translation implies it is a soup, it is so much more than that.
Sopa Fria De Coditos is a hybrid between a consommé soup and a cold, creamy pasta salad. A dish that is not only healthy but also loaded with bright flavors.
Can Sopa Fria De Coditos Be Made in Advance?
Whether you’re hosting a dinner or running on a very busy schedule, being able to plan and prep meals before time can be a huge plus. Sopa Fria De Coditos can be made in advance easily.
Making Sopa Fria De Coditos the night before will give the pasta time to absorb the dressing. If your Sopa Fria De Coditos thickens up too much, you can always thin it out with 1-2 tablespoons of Mayonnaise.
Do You Rinse Pasta For Sopa Fria De Coditos?
Sopa Fria De Coditos is a cold pasta salad, so yes, the pasta should be rinsed. Rinsing the elbow macaroni will not only cool it down but will also get rid of excess starch that causes the pasta to stick together.
How To Make Sopa Fria De Coditos Dairy-Free
Converting Sopa Fria De Coditos into a dairy-free dish is very easy. Simply substitute the mayonnaise and sour cream for plant-based options.
How To Make Sopa Fria De Coditos Vegan
The ingredients in Sopa De Fria Coditos that are not vegan are Sour Cream, Mayonnaise, and Ham. Therefore, you can easily use plant-based substitutes for the Sour Cream and Mayonnaise.
Moreover, for a Ham substitute, you can either use a plant-based Ham or add Mushrooms to give Sopa Fria De Coditos a meaty feel.
Tips For Making Sopa Fria De Coditos
Overcooking the elbow macaroni can result in a mushy mess when mixed with the dressing. Therefore, cook the pasta until it is al dente and make sure it has cooled down completely before tossing it with the dressing.
Using good quality mayonnaise is very important as it is essentially the main component of Sopa Fria De Coditos. If you use a sub-standard mayonnaise, everyone will be able to pick up on it right away.
Season your Sopa Fria De Coditos with a generous hand. Adding enough salt and pepper will ensure that your dish has a bold flavor and does not taste bland.
How To Store Sopa Fria De Coditos
To store your Sopa Fria De Coditos cover the serving platter tightly with plastic wrap or place it into an airtight container. As a result, the Sopa Fria De Coditos will stay fresh for 3-5 days when stored in the fridge.
Sopa Fria De Coditos Ingredients
Sopa Fria De Coditos is a very versatile dish. You can use this recipe as a base and add any flavors you want to it. Although it is extremely delicious as it is, make it yours as you see fit.
Granulated Chicken Bouillon: Chicken bouillon seasons the water the pasta is boiled in.
Elbow Macaroni: Elbow macaroni is the pasta of choice for this recipe. It soaks up the dressing and absorbs its flavors. However, if you cannot find elbow macaroni, use any small tubular pasta.
Ham: I used ham for this recipe because it gives the Sopa Fria De Coditos a nice salty bite. However, you can substitute it for turkey if you don’t eat pork, and mushrooms if you’re looking for a vegan option.
Carrots: Carrots add a nice crunch and burst of sweetness to the recipe.
Celery: Celery also adds a crunchy texture to the pasta salad and gives it a subtle earthy flavor.
Corn: Corn adds a burst of sweetness to the Sopa Fria De Coditos.
Roasted Red Peppers: Roasted red peppers have an intensified sweetness, but they also have a slightly smoky flavor which enhances the salad’s flavor.
Pickled Jalapeños: Pickled jalapeños add a mild spicy flavor to the salad. The robust vinegary pickling liquid cuts through the rich flavor of the mayonnaise and the Mexican crema.
Salt And Pepper: Salt and Pepper enhance the other flavors of the pasta salad.
Mayonnaise: Mayonnaise gives the pasta salad a rich and creamy texture.
Mexican Crema: Mexican crema is a thick sour cream that gives the salad an extra creamy flavor. It is like a hybrid of American sour cream and French Crème Fraiche. However, if you cannot find Mexican crema, you can simply use sour cream.
Yellow Mustard: Yellow mustard adds a zippy flavor and helps to cut through the rich flavor of the mayonnaise.
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Sopa Fria De Coditos (Mexican Macaroni Salad)
- 1 tsp Granulated chicken bouillon
- 1 pound Elbow macaroni
- 1 Tbsp Pickled jalapeño liquid
- ¼ cup Mayonnaise
- 1 cup Mexican crema
- ½ tsp Yellow mustard
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 cup Ham
- 1 cup Carrot
- 2 stalks celery, diced
- 1 cup Frozen Corn Kernels, thawed
- ¼ cup Roasted red peppers, drained and chopped
- 2 Tabsp Pickled jalapeños, minced
- Add the granulated chicken bouillon and elbow macro to a pot of salted boiling water. Cook the elbow macaroni for 7-10 minutes until it is al dente.
- Drain the elbow macaroni in a colander and rinse it with cold water. Set the elbow macaroni aside to cool completely.
- After that, whisk the pickled jalapeño liquid, mayonnaise, Mexican crema, mustard, salt, and pepper in a large bowl.
- Add the ham, carrots, celery, corn, roasted red peppers, pickled jalapeños, and elbow macaroni and toss to combine.
- Serve the Sopa Fria De Coditos cold or keep it in the fridge until you are ready to serve it.
- Enjoy with your favorite meats, bread, and drinks.