Mexican Fideo

Recipe: Fideo†From: Toni Okamoto at†Plant Based on a Budget

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Here is a quick and easy recipe for the “sopa” my grandma used to make for me. Itís a Mexican pasta dish spiced with cumin and itís very, very delicious. It also happens to be extremely inexpensive — the whole thing only cost about a dollar to make!


  • 1 package Mexican fideo
  • 1 small can tomato sauce
  • 1 roma tomato, diced
  • 1 1/2 cup veggie broth (I used one bullion cube dissolved in 1 1/2 cup water)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin


  • In a medium pan, saute the onions and fideo noodles over medium-low heat until the noodles become a very light brown (1-2 minutes).
  • Add broth, cumin, tomatoes, and tomato sauce and stir well.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and let simmer for 10 minutes,or until noodles have softened and there’s a thicker consistency. Enjoy!


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Genoveva M.
Genoveva M G.2 years ago

A very simple, delicious dish that can be included in my vegan recipes.

Gianna Macias
Gianna Macias2 years ago

I usually do not use onions. Another variation, and it is called 3chili Fidel, is to blend some nacho, chipotle and picking chilies with 5 spoons of sour cream and add to the tomato sauce. This could be quite hot,

Gianna Macias
Gianna Macias2 years ago

For those enjoy hot chilies. You add some ground chili, depending on how hot you like it, to the bullion, really tasty, especially with chipotle chili.

Vita Pagh
Vita P.2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Ellen Gaston
Ellen Gaston2 years ago

My dad used to cook this. He learned how from the best (Mexicans). It was one of my favorites. His recipe went with him to the grave. I will try this to see if it measures up. Thanks foe posting.

heather g.
heather g.2 years ago

A very simple dish ............

Joan Homer
Joan Homer2 years ago

What onions ? - those that are mentioned in the directions but not listed in the ingredients !
I asked the same question and somebody suggested half an onion to 1 tomato - if this isn't right some indication would be welcome.

Carmen F.
Carmen Flejter2 years ago

no , not cappellini, use thin noodles - what onions???

Aaron Bouchard
Aaron Bouchard2 years ago

thank you

Dale O.

Looks interesting and tasty, sometimes I make my own noodles but that does take a bit of time. One can even add other veggies to the mix, perhaps some cashews if one feels so inclined and there are numerous Mexican Fideo recipes including cheese and also omnivore ingredients as well. Cumin is certainly one splendid spice to add. Certainly ripe tomatoes growing in the garden are ready and waiting for this recipe.

Jim C, since vegans comprise a tiny fraction of the American population, vegans are hardly growing in leaps and bounds. It will take quite a while to catch up to vegetarians, let alone ‘veganizing the entire world’ which isn’t going to happen.