An easy recipe for vegan tortilla soup that the whole family will love. Hearty beans in a flavorful broth make this vegan and gluten free soup perfect for lunch or dinner! You probably have all the ingredients for this hearty soup in your pantry right now.
Sometimes you just need a super simple recipe for a hearty soup. On busy nights, it can be easy to fall back on takeout or less healthy options. But with this recipe, you can have a pot of delicious tortilla soup on the table in less than 30 minutes. A variety of beans add protein, tomatoes, onions, and salsa verde add some amazing flavor, and tortilla chips add a nice crunch to this soup.
This vegan tortilla soup is inexpensive, easy, and it’s tasty and warming on a cold day. Once you get home from work, just throw everything in the pot and let it cook for a short time.
You’ll be sitting down to a tasty bowl of vegan tortilla soup in just minutes. Top it off with crunchy chips, creamy guacamole, dairy free cheese, or fresh herbs. The possibilities are endless!
This recipe is free of the top 8 allergens, and it’s gluten free, too! Make sure that the tortilla chips you use are gluten free if you need to avoid gluten.
Can this recipe be made in the slow cooker?
Yes, I think this would work well in the slow cooker. Just put everything inside and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
Can this tortilla soup be frozen?
Yes, if you want to freeze this soup, I recommend storing it in single-serving, freezer safe containers. This soup should stay fresh in the freezer for about 3 months.
Serve this vegan bean tortilla soup with:
What type of beans should go into tortilla soup?
I used garbanzo beans and pinto beans, but you could use black beans, kidney beans, white beans, or even some lentils. Use what you have on hand!
If you’re looking for a brand of allergy friendly beans, you may want to check out Eden Brand beans. They had good allergen policies the last time I called and checked. Please call and check on any ingredient that you’re not sure of to make sure it’s safe for your family.
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Super Simple Vegan Tortilla Soup.
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup frozen chopped onions
- 15 ounces pinto beans drained and rinsed
- 15 ounces garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
- 15 ounces fire roasted tomatoes
- 3 Tablespoons salsa verde
- 32 ounces vegetable broth
- 1 cup frozen corn kernels
- 1 Tablespoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 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 pinto 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.
Keep leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Feel free to use any type of bean that you like.
Nutrition facts are for soup only, not tortilla chips.
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 tortilla soup to fit your needs. I love that it’s so quick to throw together, but it’s still a healthy and filling dinner.
This post was originally published in December 2014. It has been updated.