Tortilla Soup is such a wonderful, wholesome soup. It is perfect to warm your heart and your stomach on the days when you need a little help. The different levels of flavor, the inviting colors and a whole-bodied look make it a perfect package.
Oil – 2 tbsp
Corn Tortillas – 2, chopped
Garlic – 4 cloves, minced
Cilantro/Coriander Leaves – small bunch, finely chopped
Jalapenos – to taste, finely chopped
Onion – 1/2, chopped
Diced Tomatoes – 14oz can
Cumin Powder – 1 tbsp
Salt – to taste
Red Chili Powder – to taste
Bay Leaf – 1
Stock/Broth – 2, 14oz can (vegetable, chicken or beef)
Mushrooms – 3 large, chopped
Zucchini – 1/4, sliced
Carrots – 1, matchsticks
Monterey Jack Cheese – garnish
Avocado – garnish
Tortilla Chips – garnish
1. In a open pot, heat the Oil on medium heat.
2. Once hot, add in the Garlic, Onions, Tortillas, Jalapenos and the Cilantro. Cook for 2-3 minutes.
3. Add in Diced Tomatoes, Bay Leaf and Cumin Powder. Cook for 2-3 minutes after it comes to a boil.
4. Add in Salt and Stock, mix well.
5. Add in the vegetables – Carrots, Zucchini and Mushrooms.
6. Add in Red Chili Powder, mix well, cover and cook for 15 minutes.
7. Garnish bowls with some Cheese and a slice of Avocado and some crushed Tortilla Chips.
– Serve with lime/lemon wedge for a little twist.
37 thoughts on “Vegetarian Tortilla Soup”
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Thanks for share very interesting article on tortillas
The corn tortilla tends to break apart a little after I add in the diced tomatoes? Should I let the corn tortilla fry a little longer?
Can you make this without the bay leaf?
Sorry, I didn’t realize the first one published!
Hi Hetal and Anuja,
I was wondering if you could make this soup without the bay leaf?
As with most spices, bay leaves add a subtle distinct flavor. However, if you just don’t have it, you can definitely skip it.
Can this be used on rice and called the gumbo?? Reply soon..
Yes, it can be had on rice but I would not call it gumbo…the flavors are so different 🙂
Absolutely one of the best soups I have ever made. I make this frequently with my mother and we enjoy all the different vegetables and flavors. My favorite part of the soup is when you get down to the cheese and avocado on the bottom of the bowl. It just tastes so creamy and yummy. Thanks for sharing this! I have gotten so many compliments and people asking for this recipe. Thanks again!
I used red enchilada sauce and vegetable stock as the base and added a can of tomatoes and the spices and vegetables in your recipe. Also served it over some rice and beans to make it a little more hearty. Thanks for all the great recipes and ideas!
Hetal and Anuja,
Just wanted to share with y’all that I had made the Tortilla soup (just added black beans and corn as my twist), the salsa and the bean and corn dip when I invited my family over for dinner and they absolutely loved it all!! it was a big hit! I am newly married and I just recently discovered your website and let me tell you, its a blessing!!! 🙂 Thank you again for all your recipies!
You ladies rock!!
Lots of god wishes
Thanks so much for sharing your feedback. We are glad to hear that your family appreciated your efforts!
Can we make this in a crock pot?
can you show how to make minnestrone soup
Hey Hetal and Anuja, as always, love your recipes!Keep up the gr8 work.
One of my favorite soups! Thanks for the compliments 🙂
this tortilla soup is a heaven’s delight for veggie gal like myself. i am making this soup this weekend.
If I want to add some proteins into this soup would you advice adding some beans into this soup in place of some mushrooms maybe or anything else?
Any tip would be appreciated.
Yes, you can definitely add some kidney beans, for example, to add some protein.
Hetal & Anuja, is it ok to use regular tortilla not the corn one. I’m having guest tomorrow pls tell me. I’m planning to make it for them……..pls reply.
No, you cannot use flour tortillas for this soup. They will become mushy and slimy. Corn tortillas are a must.
Hetal tried this and it cameout superb…My hubby loved it a lot. BTW, corn tortilla was also not holding the shape, it was like shredded once it was cooked (even i used big pieces), never mind we loved the taste. I added taco seasoning too.
Next time i will saute the corn tortillas seperately and i’m planning to mix at the time of serving. Thanx ladies for ur yummy recipe.
am from india. we dont get tomato cans here. so how much tomatoes to use.
I LOVE this recipe. So simple yet so filling. I live in a place where it’s hard to find mexican food, so this is a perfect compensation. 🙂 I’ve tried adding all sorts of veggies like green beans, peas, and radish, so each time its a little different flavor. Thanks for posting 🙂
hi hetal & anuja,
first of all , A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO BOTH OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ‘ ‘MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL’
just a request if you could show us how to make vegetable broth at home..I tried to buy it readymade but it’s not the way you guys get it in the can..I would love to have a reciepe of it how to make it at home..
thankyou so much
have a great day!
They are the soft kind and make sure you get the ones that are made of corn. They can be bought at any grocery store (Walmart, Kroger etc.)
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hi hetal n anuaj
I saw the tortilla soup..but i have questiosn regarding corn tortillas you guys have used…can you please tell me where I can find corn tortillas…is it crunchy or is it soft..
This soup is sooooooo good, I am going double the recipe next time.
Thank you, Maureen
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
I tried so many things but i made toritlla soup, full receipe from yours and it was lovely.
i finished it off in two days lunch. wow thank you.
can you please add vegetable frankie’s receipe???
i am desparate for that now.
DEAR HETAL AND ANUJA:
HELLO. ABSOLUTELY…..DELICIOUS RECIPE. I MADE THE SOUP LAST NIGHT…. AND BELIEVE IT…..ALL GONE. INFACT, I JUST MADE HALF THE QUANTITY….AND IT TURNED OUT TO BE DELICIOUS. PLANNING TO MAKE IT AGAIN. THANKS FOR A WONDERFUL RECIPE….IT IS A KEEPER.
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Information about Ovens
I need some information about ovens… Is it good having a gas oven or electric oven…I know this question is stupid. My problem is i have learnt cooking all your recepies using a electric stove and oven. And now i am planning to shift my house… and my new apartment has gas connection… and the kitchen has gas oven. Once i tried makeing Roasted Chutney Paneer in my friends house ,she had gas oven and all the panner got stuck to the tray.It din cook properly. But in my current house i hav electric stove/oven.. and when ever i make the Roasted Chutney Paneer . it is perfet…
So my question is… is thr any difference in electric and Gas ovens…..which 1 is better.
Please i wil be happy if any one answers my question.
Yes, it will serve 4.
yummmmm….looks delicious…..I will make it …soon. also, is this soup for about 4 people?
as usual….great recipes….keep them coming…
have a great day 🙂
why does the video say its private??