Tortilla Soup

Recipe and photographs by GaddAboutEating

Tortilla Soup recipe can be made a chicken tortilla soup (with chicken and chicken broth) or as a vegetarian version (eliminate chicken and replace with veggie broth).   It can also be made vegan with the elimination of the sprinkle of cheese at serving.

Tortilla Soup by GaddAbout Eating

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 8 bowls


  • 2 Chicken Breasts chopped
  • 8 cups Chicken Broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1 medium Zucchini chopped
  • 1 19 oz can Black Beans drained and rinsed
  • 1.5 cups Corn frozen or tinned
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 2 cloves Garlic crushed
  • 1/2 cup Salsa chunky (mild to hot, to taste)
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Cheese grated
  • Lime wedges, as garnish
  • Fresh Cilantro Leaves (optional)
  • Fresh Green Onion chopped


  • Add chopped chicken and broth to a large saucepan. Bring to boil and reduce to medium heat.
  • Add zucchini, black beans, corn, garlic, and cumin. Let simmer for 20 minutes. Add salsa and stir. Cover and reduce to low until serving.
  • At serving, top bowl of soup with tortilla chips and grated cheese (optional). Serve with a wedge of lime.
  • Suggested condiments for optional dressing of soup include: hot sauce, green onions and cilantro leaves.
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