Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

  • Author: She Likes Food
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Soup, Vegan
  • Method: Stovetop, Oven
  • Cuisine: American/Mexican


This thick and creamy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup is so flavorful and delicious!  Perfect for a cozy meal on a cold day.


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 1 large green bell pepper, diced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14.5) oz can diced tomatoes, I like to use fire roasted
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup black beans
  • 1 cup corn kernels

Crispy Tortilla Strips

  • 10 corn tortillas
  • Olive oil or cooking spray
  • Salt


  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F.  Cut corn tortillas into thin slices and then cut in thirds.  Toss with olive oil and a pinch of salt until all tortillas are coated.  Bake tortilla strips until crispy, about 15 minutes.  Let cool for a few minutes and they will crisp up even more.
  2. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add onion, peppers and a pinch of salt.  Cook for 5 minutes and then add garlic.  Finish cooking until vegetables have softened and are beginning to caramelize. Next, add in the entire can of tomatoes and all the spices, cook for a minute and then add the vegetable broth.  Stir and bring to a simmer.
  3. Add two cups of the tortilla strips cook for about a minute and then transfer soup to the blender.  Be really careful with the hot soup in the blender, or you can let it cool a few minutes first.  You could also use an immersion blender but a high powered blender would be best.
  4. Pour soup back into the pot, add the black beans and corn and heat until desired temperature.  Pour soup into bowl and top with desired toppings.