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Two Peas and Their Pod: Recipe for Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Recipe for Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

We love Mexican cuisine! It is spicy and full of flavor! I am also big on soups this winter, I am sure you have noticed:) I hope you are up for one more!

I recently made this Vegetarian Tortilla Soup and it was fantastic. Josh said it was his favorite one yet. I told him he says that all of the time, but he said everything is always really good, but this one is REALLY, REALLY good. I made up the recipe while I was making it so I am glad it turned out so well.

I loved the chunks of veggies-potatoes, zucchini, and corn. I used diced tomatoes with green chiles. If you can't find these, just add in a can of diced green chiles. I also threw in a minced jalapeno, so this soup really had a kick! If you can't handle the heat, just leave it out:)

To spice things up even more, I had a little buffet of toppings: cheese, tortilla strips, diced avocado, cilantro, and lime wedges. To make the tortilla strips-I just cut flour tortillas in strips and baked them in the oven at 400 degrees! Super easy and much healthier than frying them.

So if you are in fiesta mood, give this soup a chance! It was a winner!

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

1 T. olive oil
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno, minced (leave out if you don't like things hot)

1 large russet potato, diced (I left the skin on for more nutrients)

2 small zucchini, chopped
1 bag of frozen corn (use fresh if you have it)

2 15 oz. cans diced tomatoes with green chiles (if you can't find these, add in a can of green chiles)
3 15 oz. cans of vegetable broth (low sodium, fat free)
1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

Fresh lime juice

Tortilla strips



Diced avocado

Lime wedges

1. In a large pot saute the onion in 1 T. of olive oil. When it is tender add in the garlic and jalapeno. Saute for about 2 minutes.

2. Add in the potato, zucchini, and corn. Saute until veggies are soft.

3. Pour in the tomatoes and vegetable broth. If you are using plain tomatoes, add in a can of green chiles. Stir well.

4. Add in fresh cilantro and lime juice.

5. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve hot with toppings.

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Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love the veggies in this and those tortilla strips look delicious. Thanks for sharing your bread too. I want to bake some this week.

6:23 AM  
Blogger Meg said...

This is just perfect.I have been craving something like this!

7:10 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

You know that I am one of your soup groupies! I have yet to make one of your soups that didn't knock my socks off. This one is next on the list!

7:31 AM  
Blogger Allie said...

I love all the veggies you use it looks perfect!

7:45 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

I love this recipe. I too am a huge fan of Mexican food and I love tortilla soup. I've never thought to make it vegetarian before.

8:39 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

WOW this sounds so good! I love tortilla soup and yours looks AMAZING! Thanks for the recipe girlie! I am so jealous of your three day week.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

WOW this sounds so good! I love tortilla soup and yours looks AMAZING! Thanks for the recipe girlie! I am so jealous of your three day week.

9:06 AM  
Blogger Rosie said...

I love Mexican food and veggies!! Your soup is perfect and served with tortilla strips just scrummy!!

sorry I've not called by in a while due to illness but catching up on your creations now :)

Rosie x

9:30 AM  
Blogger Clumbsy Cookie said...

WOW, look at the topping of that soup! Crunch, crunch, crunch!

9:49 AM  
Blogger Reeni said...

This looks so delicious, love all those toppings!!

10:26 AM  
Blogger Katrina said...

The soup looks great and all the toppings look even better!
Also the french bread--perfect!

11:32 AM  
Blogger Beth (jamandcream) said...

Yum ,nice and spicy. This sounds and looks delish

12:22 PM  
Blogger nicole said...

Oh I'm so going to try this. Looks delicious.

12:45 PM  
Blogger Apples and Butter said...

Looks delicious. I love tortilla soup and this looks like a great, healthy version. Anything to sneak veggies into the boyfriend's diet! I've been all about soups this winter as well, thanks for sharing this!

12:55 PM  
Blogger Joie de vivre said...

Anything with that much avocado on it has got to be good.

1:36 PM  
Blogger La Bella Cooks said...

I love this version! I definitely need to give this one a try. I know my hubby will ask: where's the meat? ;)

1:53 PM  
Blogger Mary Ann said...

I am definitely loving all the soup recipes! This one sounds fabulous and I love the tortilla strips.

4:52 PM  
Blogger Lisa magicsprinkles said...

This looks so hearty and so healthy at the same time. I adore soup!

6:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Mmmm, that soup is PACKED with goodness :)

6:03 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

wow, with the way you present your food, turning vegetarian isn't so bad at all... :)

7:29 PM  
Blogger Bunny said...

Yes you certainly make eating vegetarian look good! Great soup!

7:39 PM  
Blogger Tanya said...

I really like the addition of the tortilla strips. This looks like the perfect soup to take to lunch at work. Great recipe!

4:00 AM  
Blogger Culinary Wannabe said...

I'm bookmarking this one for cinco de mayo!! When it's a bit warmer, with a cold margarita - ahhh, that is what dreams are made of!

4:10 AM  
Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Looks sensational!!

5:22 AM  
Blogger grace said...

tortilla soup is a personal favorite, and i'm thrilled that you've included potatoes in yours--how unique! there's something about setting my mouth on fire and then cooling it down with creamy avocado that i just love. :)

6:07 AM  
Blogger NKP said...

Perfect comfort for the harsh winter we are having!

6:08 AM  
Blogger Alisa said...

Ive tried making this just now, with a few variations and this recipe is delicious!

Find out what we're cooking at Foodista.

6:50 AM  
Blogger Peter M said...

Some kinda' dunking bread is a must for my soup it crackers, bread, sticks or tortillas...wonderful soup option.

5:16 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

You know I'm a soup fanatic, so I'd definitely love this one!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Jan said...

That looks and sounds delish. Well done for winging it.

6:04 PM  

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