Photo by: Karry Hosford

Green Chile Sopes with Chipotle Mayonnaise, Shrimp, and Pineapple Slaw

Don't be intimidated by the long ingredient list. You can make the mayonnaise, slaw, and sopes ahead. Reheat the sopes in a preheated 400° oven for a few minutes to recrisp them.

  • Yield: 4 servings


  • none Mayonnaise:
  • 1 none (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 none garlic clove, minced
  • none Slaw:
  • 2 1/2 cups very thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 3/4 cup (1/2-inch) cubed fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 cup vertically sliced onion
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/3 cup julienne-cut radishes (about 2 large)
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • none Chile:
  • 1 none poblano chile
  • none Shrimp:
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 none medium shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 1/2 pound)
  • none Cooking spray
  • none Beans:
  • 1 none (15-ounce) can pinto beans, undrained
  • none Sopes:
  • 2 cups masa harina
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil, divided


To prepare mayonnaise, remove 1 teaspoon adobo sauce from can; reserve remaining sauce and chiles for another use. Combine 1 teaspoon adobo sauce, mayonnaise, lime juice, 1/8 teaspoon salt, and garlic, stirring well. Cover and chill.

To prepare slaw, combine the cabbage and next 8 ingredients (cabbage through 1/8 teaspoon salt) in a medium bowl, tossing to combine. Cover and chill.

Preheat broiler.

To prepare chile, place poblano on a foil-lined baking sheet; broil 10 minutes or until blackened, turning occasionally. Place in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Let stand 15 minutes. Peel chile; cut in half lengthwise. Discard the seeds and membranes. Thinly slice chile; set aside.

To prepare shrimp, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle 1/8 teaspoon salt and black pepper over shrimp. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add shrimp to pan; cook 3 minutes on each side or until done. Remove from pan; keep warm.

To prepare pinto beans, place beans in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and keep warm.

To prepare sopes, combine masa harina, water, and 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir until a dense dough forms. Divide masa mixture into 8 equal portions. Roll each portion into a ball using moist hands. Pat each ball into a 1/4-inch-thick patty.

Wipe skillet with a paper towel. Heat pan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil. Place 4 sopes in pan; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Lightly coat tops of sopes with cooking spray. Turn over; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Repeat procedure with remaining oil and sopes.

Place about 1 cup slaw on each of 4 plates. Arrange 2 sopes on each plate. Using a slotted spoon, spoon 2 tablespoons pinto beans on each sope; top each with 2 shrimp. Spoon 1 teaspoon mayonnaise over each sope. Divide the poblano strips evenly among servings.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 450none
  • Calories from fat: 23%
  • Fat: 14.8g
  • Saturated fat: 2.4g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.6g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.7g
  • Protein: 14.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 70.5g
  • Fiber: 7.9g
  • Cholesterol: 39mg
  • Iron: 4mg
  • Sodium: 572mg
  • Calcium: 182mg

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Green Chile Sopes with Chipotle Mayonnaise, Shrimp, and Pineapple Slaw Recipe