Vegan Tortilla Soup

Vegan Tortilla Soup PinEven though I just finished eating lunch, my mouth is watering just thinking about this Vegan Tortilla Soup recipe! It’s that good!

While conventional tortilla soup typically uses chicken as the protein, we used white beans instead. Beans are loaded with protein and fiber, but contain no cholesterol nor measurable saturated fat. They’re also a good source of iron, magnesium and potassium.

There are several different types of white beans: navy beans, great northern beans, cannellini beans and butterbeans. We like navy beans in our soups because the starch gets released during cooking, making the soup creamier. However, you can use whichever beans you prefer or have on-hand for this recipe.

For the tortilla strips, we used two small corn tortillas made with only two ingredients: whole corn and water. Whole Foods carries organic corn tortillas that are made with corn, water and a hint of lime. When eating a whole-food plant-based (WFPB) diet, it’s important to look for minimally processed foods without added oils and sugars (or other mystery ingredients).

We cubed some avocado as a topping for our vegan tortilla soup, but if you’re trying to lose weight or lower your cholesterol, you may want to skip the avocado until you’ve reached your goal. Saturated fat, regardless of whether it comes from a plant or animal, will raise your cholesterol and can contribute to heart disease and weight gain.

If you make this recipe, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below. And please share with your friends to help spread the word about healthy plant-based eating.


Tortilla Soup
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This Vegan Tortilla Soup is loaded with spicy flavors. It's also loaded with fiber and protein from the white beans. The taste and texture is very similar to conventional tortilla soup.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Tortilla Soup
Votes: 1
Rating: 5
You:
Rate this recipe!
Print Recipe
This Vegan Tortilla Soup is loaded with spicy flavors. It's also loaded with fiber and protein from the white beans. The taste and texture is very similar to conventional tortilla soup.
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Servings Prep Time
6 servings 15 minutes
Cook Time
30 minutes
Ingredients
Servings: servings
Instructions
  1. Assemble your ingredients and chop your veggies.
    Vegan Tortilla Soup Prep 1
  2. Heat 1/4 cup of the veggie broth in a large pot. Add onion and garlic.
    Vegan Tortilla Soup Prep 2
  3. Steam fry covered until tender, about 3-4 minutes.
    Vegan Tortilla Soup Prep 3
  4. Add remaining ingredients except lime juice to the pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the veggies are tender, about 30 minutes.
    Vegan Tortilla Soup Prep 6
  5. Add lime juice and stir. Partially mash beans with a potato masher for a creamier soup.
    Vegan Tortilla Soup Prep 7
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thinly slice tortillas and bake on a non-stick baking sheet or silicon pad until crisp, about 10 minutes.
    Vegan Tortilla Soup Prep 8
  7. Serve topped with baked tortilla strips and avocado (optional).
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Recipe Notes

Serving size is 1 cup or Vegan Tortilla Soup with a few tortilla strips and chunks of avocado.

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