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A hearty bowl of vegetarian tortilla quinoa soup

Tortilla Quinoa Soup Recipe

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Enjoy the taste of vegetarian tacos in a soup that’s hearty, as spicy as you want and easy to make. This recipe for quinoa tortilla soup is muy delicioso!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Servings 6 servings
Calories 295
Author Cheryl Najafi


  • 8 - 5" corn tortillas
  • 2 Tbsp oil divided
  • 1/2 medium red onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeño seeded and diced
  • 1 Tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 8 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 can fire roasted tomatoes
  • 1 can chickpeas rinsed and drained
  • 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 cup red quinoa rinsed
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • avocado sliced
  • radish sliced


  • Stack corn tortillas and slice into thin matchsticks. Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat then add about ¾ of strips to hot oil. Set remaining strips aside. Stir tortillas to cover with oil and let cook until crispy and beginning to brown 5-6 minutes stirring occasionally. Remove strips from pot and set aside on paper towel to drain.
  • Place pot back over medium high heat and add remaining 1 Tbsp oil. When hot pour in onions and cook 3 minutes until softened. Add garlic, jalapeno, chili powder, oregano, paprika, and cumin and let cook for 1 minute more stirring constantly. Add reserved tortilla strips, broth, tomatoes, chickpeas, black beans, corn, salt and pepper and bring to a boil. Pour in the quinoa, cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer 15 minutes to cook quinoa.
  • If you are making the soup ahead of time, cool soup and refrigerate until time to serve. Just bring back to a simmer and proceed with recipe.
  • Add lime juice and cilantro and serve. Top each bowl with sliced or chopped radish, avocado and the crispy tortilla strips.


This is a terrific make-ahead meal for those busy week nights.


Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 931mg | Potassium: 387mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 893IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 3mg