Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
I hope everyone had a great weekend. I certainly did. Sunday we actually stayed home all day and didn’t work on any major projects. I spent some time in the kitchen working on a pumpkin chili recipe that I will share soon. I also went on my first run since my half last weekend. It was cool and windy but a good run. I am determined to not slack off this winter like usual. I plan to stick to running 3-4 times per week and really work on some core work. 3 babies does some damage to those stomach muscles
Today I am sharing a super simple tortilla soup recipe. I threw all the ingredients in my Blendtec but I am going to tell you how to do it stovetop as well. I didn’t make this one super spicy because of the kids but you can add more spice if you like. This soup is full of flavor but not high on fat like a lot of tortilla soup recipes.
- 2 cups water or vegetable broth (I used Not Chik'n broth)
- 2 tomatoes
- 1/2 large carrot
- 1/2 zucchini cut in large chunks
- 1/2 small onion
- 3 slices red bell pepper
- 1/4 avocado
- 1 clove garlic
- 2 sprigs of fresh cilantro
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- salt to taste
- 1/2 cup corn
- 1/2 cup black beans
- If you have a high powered blender like a Blendtec or Vitamix you can just throw everything except the corn and black beans in the blender and blend on high speed for 90 seconds ( or select the soups cycle for Blendtec). Add the corn and black beans and pulse a couple times.
- Dice the tomatoes, onion, bell pepper, carrot, avocado and zucchini. You can leave the chunks large because you will be blending the soup.
- Mince the garlic.
- Place the broth or water in a medium saucepan. Add the veggies and the seasonings including the cilantro.
- Bring to boil. Reduce to simmer and simmer until veggies are tender, around 20 minutes.
- Blend the soup using an immersion blender or in batches in your regular blender.
- Add the corn and black beans. Leave whole or pulse a couple times with the blender.
- Garnish with tortilla strips, avocado, and cilantro.
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