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Sunday nights I like to make a big pot of something.  It can be soup or some kind of rice and beans mix.  You get a lot of bang for your buck doing this, plus you end up with leftovers for much of the week.  I decided to go with a Mexican style soup for my first recipe.  I’ve been wanting to make a tortilla soup, but hadn’t found anything that really spoke to me.  The nice thing is that you can customize this recipe to keep it vegan or add cheese and make it vegetarian. 

Vegan Tortilla Soup



Here are most of the ingredients. Not pictured: fire roasted tomatoes and toppings

1 Tbsp olive oil

Medium Onion

3 cloves garlic (or more/less)

1.5 Tbsp chili powder

1 Tbsp cumin

1/4 cup tequila (no need for the fancy stuff)

14.5 oz fire roasted tomatoes

juice from half a lime

3 Tbsp tomato paste

Roasted corn (as much or as little as you like, about 4-6 oz)

Seitan (or you could use tofu or black beans)


5 cups water (or more depending on how thin you want the soup)

Tortilla chips


Tortilla soup

Can't quite see it, but the soup is bubbing away...

Heat the olive oil in a big pot over medium high heat.  Add the chopped onion and let the onion soften/become translucent (about 5 minutes).  Add the minced garlic and allow to get fragrant.  Add the cumin and the chili powder to the mix.  Add in the tequila, corn, tomatoes, water, and tomato paste.  Lastly add in the bullion, lime juice, and seitan.  Let it reach a boil, then turn down to simmer on low for at least 30 minutes up to 2 hours.  EASY!

Some options:

raw onions, avocado, olives, hot sauce, cheeze, real cheese…. Pretty much anything!

Ladle into a bowl, add your toppings, then either crush some tortilla chips into the soup or use the scoops to eat the soup. 



About yogi126

I am a Jewish woman living in Baltimore. My husband and I enjoy movies a LOT. So, I thought I'd share our knowledge of movies, food, and life in general.

One response »

  1. Hi, Brandi sent me your way!! I’m totally going to try this recipe, sounds delicious!!


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