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Vegan Tortilla Soup

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Vegan Tortilla SoupRound these parts, it’s a perfect day for soup.

This is another recipe from Appetite for Reduction and it’s really, really yummy. Because I like to work against myself, I fattened it up a little by using regular tortilla chips instead of baked and adding a lil’ Daiya to my bowl. I think it would still be good the skinny way but you’ll never hear me turn down an opportunity to sneak in some (vegan) cheese.

Vegan Tortilla Soup
Recipe courtesy of Appetite for Reduction


1 tsp olive oil
1 small yellow onion, sliced thinly
2 jalapenos, seeded and sliced thinly
1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped into 1/2 in. pieces
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp salt
24 oz whole tomatoes
24 oz vegetable broth
4 oz baked tortilla chips (~2 cups)
1 tbs ground cumin
1 (15 oz) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 cup frozen corn
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
juice from 1 lime


  • Preheat a 4 quart pot over medium-high heat
  • Saute the onions, jalapenos and green pepper in the oil until the onions are translucent, about 5 min. use a little nonstick cooking spray or broth, if needed, to keep it from burning
  • Add the garlic, red pepper flakes and salt and saute for another minute
  • Break up the tomatoes with your fingers and add them to the pot, including the juice
  • Fill the tomato can with broth and add it in
  • Mix in the cumin
  • Crush 2 oz of the chips into crumbs and add to the pot
  • Cover and bring to a boil. Once boiling, lower heat to simmer, add the beans, corn and cilantro and simmer for 5 min.
  • Add lime juice, ladle soup into bowls
  • Crumble remaining chips over the top (sprinkle on some Daiya cheddar if you like!), garnish with cilantro and serve

Yield: Serves 4