A very simple recipe for tortilla soup. Hearty beans in a flavorful broth make this vegan and gluten free soup perfect for lunch or dinner!
This month’s Recipe Redux theme was a little bit different! We were asked to grab a cookbook off the shelf and look at the recipe on page 42 or 142, because there have been 42 months of reduxes so far!
I chose a cookbook that I’ve had for a long time – Cheap. Fast. Good! by Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross. I used to cook from this book all of the time, because the recipes are very tasty and easy to make, so it was a great resource for me when Darryl and I were first married. I haven’t used this book as much recently, because a lot of the recipes do use dairy, eggs, or wheat.
When I opened this book to page 42, there was a recipe that kind of exemplified why I like this cookbook. This bean and tortilla soup is inexpensive, easy, and healthy. And it’s tasty and warming on a cold day. I just made a few changes – but I’m sure the original version would be great, too!
Simple Bean and Tortilla Soup.
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup frozen chopped onions
- 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
- 1 can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
- 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
- 3 Tablespoons salsa verde
- 1 can vegetable broth
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- tortilla chips
- fresh cilantro
Put the onion and olive oil in a soup pot and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the onion is soft.
Add the black beans, garbanzo beans, tomatoes, salsa verde, and broth. Stir. Add the spices and frozen corn, and raise the heat to high.
Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat to medium low, and cook for about 10 minutes to let the flavors blend.
Ladle soup into bowls and top with tortilla chips and cilantro.
Adapted from Cheap. Fast. Good! by Beverly Mills and Alicia Ross.
This recipe is easily adaptable as well. If you want to add chicken, go ahead. If you want more beans, add those, too. You can customize this soup to fit your needs. I love that it’s so quick to throw together, but it’s still a healthy and filling dinner.
Make sure to check out all the other Redux posts below!