Friday, April 25, 2008

Tortilla Soup

Before we became veg, Mairin always wanted to get the tortilla soup from Whole Foods when we went there. She doesn't get it any longer because they put chicken in it. So, tonight I tried making a vegan version of tortilla soup. The results were spectacular. Rob is not much of a fan of soup or beans, and he really liked this soup.

I served the soup topped with a dollop of Tofutti Better than Sour Cream, diced avocado, chopped cilantro, and crispy tortilla strips. I used my pasta cutter to cut the tortillas into strips, then I baked them until they were crispy. I tasted this soup just after it was finished, but I didn't serve it until 3 hours later. It was good as soon as it was finished, but it was even better after it had set for awhile. I suggest making this soup in advance.

Tortilla Soup
2 Tbs olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 large green pepper, diced
6 cloves garlic, minced
9 cups vegetable stock
1/2 bag frozen corn
4 cups cooked black beans
1 jar medium heat salsa
2 tsp Mexican seasoning
salt and pepper to taste
6 corn tortillas, cut into strips, and baked until crispy
1 avocado, diced
finely chopped cilantro

Heat oil in a large soup pot over medium heat. Add onion and green pepper and saute until softened. Add garlic and saute 1 minute more. Add veg stock, corn, beans, salsa and Mexican seasoning. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce heat and simmer for one hour. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately, or let set several hours to combine flavors. Top with avocado, cilantro, and tortilla strips before serving.

1 comment:

  1. Tortilla soup is one of m favorite soups in the whole world.
    Yours looks pretty awesome.