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Tortilla Soup


Tortilla Soup


This is a vegetarian recipe for tortilla soup, but you can add chicken if so desired. The modifications I made are denoted throughout the recipe. The original recipe came from COOKIE + Kate


For this tortilla soup recipe, you’ll need the following:

  • 1 poblano pepper
  • 1 diced white onion
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 minced jalapeno (I choose to leave this out)
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 14 oz. can of crushed tomatoes (If you want to make it spicier, use Rotel)
  • 4 cups low sodium veggie stock (I use chicken bone broth)
  • 14 oz. can hominy (it’s similar to corn; learn more about Hominy from the Spruce eats )
  • 14 oz. can of low sodium black beans
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 2 avocados
  • 2 oz. crumbled feta (I use crumbled goat cheese)
  • 1 handful chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime, sliced
  • Sea salt
  • Coconut oil
  • 2 to 4 sliced radishes (I eliminate these)


  1. Prep work: Preheat oven to 475 degrees. Stack corn tortillas and slice thin into 1/2 inch wide strips. Remove seeds from peppers and chop. Slice avocado then squeeze a little lime juice on top to prevent browning.
  2. Bake tortillas: cover cookie sheet with aluminum foil, toss tortillas with a little coconut oil and arrange strips in a single layer. Bake 8-12 minutes depending on the level of crispness desired.
  3. Make the soup: In a medium pot or dutch oven, heat a splash of coconut oil on medium heat. Add onion, garlic, poblano, and jalapeno to the pan to brown for about 5 minutes; stir continuously. Stir in cumin, canned tomatoes and vegetable stock/bone broth. Simmer for 5 minutes then add hominy and black beans. Cook for 10-12 minutes until slightly thickened. Season with sea salt to taste.
  4. Serve soup: Place avocados and goat cheese on the bottom of a soup bowl and pour soup over top. Add crispy tortilla strips and cilantro to cover.
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