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Chickpea Tortilla Soup

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

Makes

8 servings (3 quarts)

This vegan tortilla soup recipe is healthy, filling and family-friendly! We love how hearty and flavorful it is. We like to play around with the different toppings we add each time it's served. —Julie Peterson, Crofton, Maryland
Chickpea Tortilla Soup Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 to 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup red quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) no-salt-added chickpeas or garbanzo beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • 1/3 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • Optional ingredients: Crushed tortilla chips, cubed avocado, lime wedges and additional chopped cilantro

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the red onion, garlic, jalapeno if desired, and pepper; cook and stir until tender, 3-5 minutes. Add broth and quinoa. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, until quinoa is tender, about 10 minutes. Add the chickpeas, beans, tomatoes, corn and cilantro; heat through. If desired, serve with optional ingredients.

Test Kitchen tips
  • You'll love how hearty and filling this is for a meatless soup.
  • Don't skip the lime wedges—the little bit of acid really perks up the flavor of the soup.
  • Nutrition Facts

    1-1/2 cups: 289 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 702mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 9g fiber), 13g protein.

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