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Easy Tortilla Soup

Easy Tortilla Soup | Vegan + Vegetarian

Easy meatless tortilla soup recipe filled with bell peppers, zucchini, black beans, corn and more!
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Soup
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 cup red onion diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • ¼ tsp smoked paprika
  • cups vegetable broth
  • 1 green bell pepper diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 medium zucchini diced
  • 1 medium yellow squash diced
  • ¼ cup jarred jalapeños reduce amount for less spice
  • 1 15oz can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1 15oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 15oz can fire roasted corn (regular or frozen corn will work too)
  • juice from ½ a lime
  • 8-10 drops liquid smoke
  • ½ cup cilantro roughly chopped

Garnish (optional)

  • diced avocado recommended
  • fresh cilantro
  • corn tortilla chips or strips


  • In a large pot, sauté onions and garlic (using water or neutral oil of choice) until fragrant, then mix in tomato paste and spices.
  • Add in vegetable broth, bell peppers, zucchini, squash, cilantro, jalapeños, black beans, fire roasted diced tomatoes, and fire roasted corn. Mix well and bring to a boil. Once boiling, reduce heat and let simmer on medium low heat for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add in liquid smoke, cilantro and lime juice and allow to continue simmering for another 15 minutes.
  • Once finished remove from heat and serve. Top each with fresh avocado, cilantro and tortilla strips. Enjoy!