Simple Tortilla Soup
The name says it all—this flavorful soup comes together in 10 minutes from start to finish.
- 1 Roma tomato, 4 1/2 ounces (127 g)
- 1 stalk celery, 2 ounces (56 g)
- 6 baby carrots, 2 ounces (56 g)
- 1 garlic clove, unpeeled
- 1/2 chicken or vegetable flavored bouillon cube
- 1 1/2 teaspoons taco seasoning
- 2 1/2 cups (600 ml other) water
- 1/2 cup (70 g) frozen corn kernels, thawed
- 1 cup (48 g) tortilla chips, lightly broken
- 1 cup (38 g) packed fresh spinach
- Place tomato, celery, carrots, garlic, bouillon, taco seasoning and water into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
- Select Variable 1.
- Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High.
- Blend for 7 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.
- Reduce speed to Variable 3 and remove the lid plug opening.
- Add corn, tortilla chips and spinach through the lid plug opening. Replace lid plug.
- Blend for 10 seconds. Serve immediately.
This recipe has been written for the C-Series machines with Variable Speed control and Standard 64-ounce container. If you are using a different Vitamix machine or container size, you may need to make adjustments to the Variable Speed, processing time, and/or ingredient quantities.
Simple Tortilla Soup is rated out of 5 by 5.
Rated 4 out of 5 by TinaHerron2000 from Great "Trash to Table" recipe! I have had my Vitamix for 2 years now. I recently started doing "Trash to Table" dishes which are ends & pieces, left overs, and doggie bag take home. Tortilla Soup is great for "T2T" meals. I use tomato ends & cores, celery tops, and carrot ends from salads, left over corn from previous dinner, and chips from a recent Mexican dinner date. The rest I had on hand. I added hot sauce for a little kick and soft tofu for some creaminess. For serving I topped with shredded cheese and sour cream. AMAZING! No waste, no want.
Date published: 2015-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by sunnymonkey from Like the demonstration I saw a couple Vitamix demonstrations before I purchased the machine and this recipe was one of the things that sold me on it. I added half an avocado too (because that's what they did in the demonstration), which I think is a great addition -- otherwise it would have been too thin without it. Easy peasy!
Date published: 2015-09-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by Allison from Reason for buying! I tried this soup from a seller at a local Costco. OMG was it delicious! It was actually the reason that convinced me to buy this machine. I have a Ninja now, but it can't get anything as fine as this blender - plus she made hot soup in just a few minutes! She used hot water to start so it didn't take as long and that's exactly what I plan on. Can't wait til my Vitamix comes in!!
Date published: 2015-11-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by airzinnn from I love this soup! I love this soup... so easy, fast and simple! It's my go-to quick meal to use up the tiny crumbs left in the tortilla bag. :)
Date published: 2015-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by cari from Good starter... I omitted the corn and replaced with black beans... also no salt broth for the bouillon cube... added shredded chicken and a little cheese - if I'd had an avocado, would've added half however, it was great without...
Date published: 2016-06-22
Instead of using 1/2 of a bouillon cube, does this recipe taste good if you substitute vegetable broth? If so, do you use this instead of the water?
Date published: 2016-06-21
We have a model 3600 Vitamix. Will the Simple Tortilla Soup fit in the container?
You will want to cut this recipe in half to fit your container.
Date published: 2016-05-18
I just got a Vitamix S30. Please give me the recipe for making Simple Tortilla Soup using this model giving speeds to use for how long and the quantities for the ingredients to use since this has a 40 oz. Container. I want to use 1/2 an avocado. Thanks.
1/2 Roma tomato,2 1/4 ounces (63.5 g) 1/2 stalk celery, 1 ounce (28 g) 3 baby carrots, 1 ounce (28 g) 1/2 garlic clove, unpeeled 1/4 chicken or vegetable flavored bouillon cube 3/4 teaspoons taco seasoning 1 1/2cups (300 ml other) water 1/4 cup (35 g) frozen corn kernels, thawed 1/2 (24 g) tortilla chips, lightly broken 1/2 cup (19 g) packed fresh spinach 1. Place tomato, celery, carrots, garlic, bouillon, taco seasoning and water into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid. 2. Select Variable 1. 3. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to Variable 10, then to High. 4. Blend for 7 minutes or until heavy steam escapes from the vented lid. 5. Reduce speed to Variable 3 and remove the lid plug opening. 6. Add corn, tortilla chips and spinach through the lid plug opening. Replace lid plug. 7. Blend for 10 seconds. Serve immediately. Simply please and dice the 1/2 avocado to garnish this soup before serving.
Date published: 2016-05-18
I can't seem to perfect the soup like the demonstration; did they serve it with cheese/sour cream?
No the demonstrators do not use cheese or sour cream. Try adjusting the liquid content of your soup down so that the soup will naturally thicken more and have more texture.
Date published: 2016-01-06
why dont you use the soup selection on the vitamix??
This recipe was done in the classic 5200 model which does not have a soup program on it. You may use your soup program for this soup.
Date published: 2015-12-28
When do you heat it? Is the water/broth already hot when you add it or do you heat it afterward? Or does the mixing itself heat it?
The blending of the soup for the time allotted will heat the soup so there is no need to use hot water or heat it afterward.
Date published: 2015-12-10
Can you hit the 'soup' button on the vitamix for this one?
Yes you can use the soup program for this soup.
Date published: 2015-12-02
|Serving Size||1 c ( 240 ml )|
|Amount Per Servings|
|Total Fat||2 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||15 g|
|Dietary Fiber||3 g|