Vegan Tortilla Soup


This is an authentic Mexican tortilla soup made with only a few basic ingredients: corn tortillas, tomatoes, and guajillo chile in a vegetable stock base. Enjoy this basic vegan recipe that is both easy and delicious. Garnish with baked corn tortilla strips.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
2 servings


  • 3 (6 inch) corn tortillas, divided

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

  • 1 guajillo chile, seeded and deveined

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ small onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 6 Roma tomatoes, chopped

  • 2 cups vegetable stock

  • salt to taste

  • ½ avocado, sliced


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Cut 2 tortillas in half and then into 1/8-inch strips. Place in a bowl and toss with avocado oil. Arrange strips in a single layer on a baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until the strips are crisp and light brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside for garnishing.

  4. Place guajillo chile in a saucepan with water to cover; bring to a boil. Remove from heat and let chile soak in the hot water until soft, at least 10 minutes. Drain.

  5. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; saute until transparent, about 3 minutes. Tear remaining tortilla into pieces and add to the skillet. Cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add tomatoes; cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool, about 5 minutes.

  6. Place tomato-tortilla mixture into a blender. Add the soaked guajillo chile and vegetable stock. Blend until smooth. Pour into a saucepan and season with salt. If you prefer a very fine soup, you can strain it into the saucepan. Bring to a boil and let simmer until flavors meld, about 5 minutes. Garnish with baked tortilla strips and avocado slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

402 Calories
30g Fat
33g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 402
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 38%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Sodium 383mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 33g 12%
Dietary Fiber 9g 31%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 31mg 155%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 825mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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