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Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup Recipe

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Spicy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup Recipe
Photo courtesy of Bush's® Beans.
Homemade tortilla soup is easy to make vegetarian with healthy and high fiber kidney beans for protein. Serve your vegetarian tortilla soup with tortilla chips, of course! For a vegan tortilla soup recipe, you could omit the cheese and sour cream. Spicy vegetarian tortilla soup recipe courtesy of Bush's® Beans.


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1 tbsp cumin seed
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels
  • 2 29 ounce cans vegetable broth
  • 2 16 ounce cans kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, packed
  • 1 cup shredded low-fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • cooking spray or olive oil spray
  • 1/4 cup low-fat sour cream
  • lime wedges


Add olive oil, onion, garlic, jalapeno and cumin seed to a large pot over medium heat, stir constantly for 5 minutes. Add corn, vegetable broth, beans and cilantro. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Heat oven to 450 degrees. Coat cookie sheet with cooking spray, place tortillas on sheet and spray tortillas with cooking spray. Cook approximately 10 minutes. Cut tortillas into strips.

Top soup with cheese, tortilla strips and a dollop of sour cream. Garnish with lime.

Makes 8 servings of vegetarian tortilla soup.

Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories: 585
Total Fat: 12.5 grams
Cholesterol: 16 mg
Dietary Fiber: 19.5 grams
Protein: 35.5 grams
Vitamin A 8%, Vitamin C 15%, Calcium 25%, Iron 51%

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 3 out of 5
Spicy and Delicious!, Guest meerkatman96

I really enjoyed making and eating this soup as it is so easy to make and really packs a punch:) I didn't have all the ingredients so I swapped the Jalepenos for sweet chilli sauce and didn't use onion. I used vegetable stock instead of vegetable broth and used a 4 bean mix. Overall it has an unusual yet pleasant taste. I didn't have an tortillas but next time I can't wait to experience the flavour they will add. T hanks for the recipe:)

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