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Mexican tortilla soup with avocado and tomato salsa

Perfect Meatless Monday recipe, Mexican vegetarian tortilla soup, served with fresh avocado and tomato salsa and crispy baked tortillas!

Looking for more vegetarian Mexican dishes?  You’ve got to try my Huevos Rancheros recipe, or Vegetarian Tacos with mushrooms and asparagus

Mexican tortilla soup with avocado and tomato salsa

Mexican tortilla soup with avocado and tomato salsa recipe

Happy Monday everyone!

Not just any Monday. The one after Super Bowl. When we finally move on from finger food, popcorn and nachos and get along with our normal routine 🙂 oh! and we talk about commercials. I really liked the Doritos one, as hilarious as it was. Which one was your favorite?

Today I am making a big batch of Mexican vegetarian tortilla soup, served with fresh avocado and tomato salsa and crispy baked tortillas.

Mexican tortilla soup with avocado and tomato salsa

Almost everyone that I know adores Mexican food. What’s not to love about it?! Fresh, bright ingredients. Flavor packed sauces and salsas and meats. But no meats today.

This Mexican tortilla soup with avocado and tomato salsa is a quick (under 30 minutes) and easy vegetarian version of Caldo Tlalpeno soup. No, I am not trying to embrace a Meatless Monday. It is just a coincidence 🙂

The recipe is pretty easy: some chopping to do (onion, garlic, jalapeño peppers), spicy the things up with some smoked paprika and cumin, add a large can of diced tomatoes and some vegetable stock, black  beans for protein and flavor and there you have it!

I had a fire-roasted diced tomatoes large tin (28oz/ 800g) already in my pantry and I have to say, together with smoked paprika and cumin, made a perfectly balanced Mexican soup! My version was quite spicy 🙂 I have used 3 jalapeño peppers, ’cause that’s how we like it. If you are not such a big fan of really spicy food add one, maximum two jalapeño peppers.

Mexican Tortilla Soup is the perfect make-ahead meal for easy lunches and dinners!

Mexican tortilla soup with avocado and tomato salsa

Yield: 4 servings

Mexican tortilla soup with avocado and tomato salsa

Mexican tortilla soup with avocado and tomato salsa
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1-2 jalapeño peppers, seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 litre vegetable stock
  • 1 large, 28oz/ 800g tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 regular tin black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen sweetcorn
  • salt and pepper
  • sour cream and lime wedges to serve
  • Tortilla Chips
  • 3-4 soft flour tortillas
  • olive oil to brush
  • Salsa
  • 2 large ripe avocados
  • olive oil
  • juice from 2 limes
  • fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped tomatoes from the tin
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large, deep saucepan heat olive oil. Add chopped onion and garlic and sauté on low medium heat until they become very soft, for almost 10 minutes. Add chopped jalapeño peppers to the saucepan, together with smoked paprika and cumin. Sauté for another 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes (on't forget to reserve 1 tablespoon for salsa) and bring to a simmer. Add vegetable stock and boil for 15 minutes. Add drained beans and sweetcorn and cook for another 5 minutes.Turn off the heat.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat your oven to 400F/ 200C. Line up a tray with baking paper and cut flour tortillas into small triangles. Brush both sides of tortillas with olive oil and place them on the baking tray in a single layer. Bake for 4-5 minutes, until golden and crispy.
  4. Make your fresh salsa. Cut avocados in small cubes and add them to a bowl with some olive oil, lime juice, chopped coriander and some chopped tomatoes reserved from the tin and mix. Season with salt and pepper.
  5. Ladle warm soup into bowls and serve with salsa, sour cream and crispy tortillas.
  6. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

Platter Talk

Sunday 14th of February 2016

This Tex-Mex creation is beautiful and looks completely hardy and satisfying, love the avocado component!

Gloria @ Homemade & Yummy

Friday 12th of February 2016

I love Mexican food so this looks wonderful. Full of flavour and colour. Avocados are so good....love it!!

The Food Hunter

Friday 12th of February 2016

This looks hearty and delicious

Shadi

Friday 12th of February 2016

I love this so much! This soup is perfect for one calm evening at home with family!

Amanda {Striped Sptaula}

Thursday 11th of February 2016

It's below 20 degrees and windy today where I live and I want nothing more than to warm up with a bowl of this soup for lunch! Looks fantastic.

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