Easy Blender Vitamix Tortilla Soup

This simple, delicious, and easy blender or Vitamix tortilla soup is comforting and healthy. Made with vegan, gluten free, whole food ingredients, it comes together in a flash!

Two bowls of Easy Blender Vitamix Tortilla Soup with corn tortilla chips and cilantro garnishphotography by Jaia Taboada for Nutrition in the Kitch

 

Tortilla Soup in the Vitamix or Blender

 

It’s always nice to have a super simple, easy-to-make recipe in your back pocket for those days when you have little time or energy to cook a meal. Be it lunch or dinner, this delicious Vitamix Tortilla Soup is filling, nutritious, and warms you from the inside out! 

Tortilla soup is a favourite and loved by many, and it’s no surprise. Traditionally this Mexican soup is made with a mix of spices, tomatoes, onion, chilies, and broth. Nowadays you can find a ton of variations inspired by the classic and this quick and easy blender version is definitely worth a try! 

Easy Blender Vitamix Tortilla Soup with tortilla corn chips and cilantro

How To Make Soup in a Blender

 

Making soup in the blender has to be one of the easiest ways to prepare this dish. You don’t have to worry about chopping all your ingredients perfectly as they all end up in the blender anyway and you can pour your piping hot soup right from the blender to the bowl. 

While I’m sure there are different methods out there, here are the steps I follow to make a smooth and delicious blender soup

  1. Add “solid” soup ingredients to a large pan or pot with olive oil (such as veggies, garlic, onion, and seasonings) and sauté for a few minutes until tender. 
  2. Pour liquid ingredients into the pot (such as broth, crushed tomatoes, coconut milk, etc.) and bring to a simmer. 
  3. Transfer hot mixture to a blender or Vitamix.
  4. Blend until completely smooth and pour hot soup directly into serving bowls.
  5. Add textured ingredients or garnishes as desired (such as pulled chicken, croutons, fresh herbs, cheese, etc.)

You can make all different kinds of soups using this method and turn your favourite soups that you would normally make on the stovetop into a creamy blended version! 

Ingredients in Vitamix Tortilla Soup 

 

To make this healthy and filling tortilla soup you’ll need only a handful of ingredients that come together to create a wonderful flavour and texture. 

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Carrot
  • Bell pepper
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Vegetable Broth
  • Black Beans
  • Corn
  • Seasonings: cumin, organic taco seasoning, salt, pepper 
  • Tortilla chips
  • Cilantro (optional)

Two bowls of Easy Blender Vitamix Tortilla Soup topped with tortilla chips and cilantro

Recipes Variations for Vitamix Tortilla Soup

 

This recipe is relatively simple and provides a base for a variety of additions and substitutions. If you don’t need a vegan soup you can add in other ingredients that are non-vegan, and you can get creative with texture too!

Here are some ideas to try: 

  • Creamy Chicken: Add 1/2 cup of sour cream (or non-dairy sour cream) to the pot with the rest of the liquids before blending, after blending stir in 1 1/2 cups pulled or shredded chicken breast. 
  • Creamy Vegan: Keep the soup vegan but add in 1/2 cup of vegan sour cream or 1 cup of full fat coconut to the pot with the rest of the liquids before blending. 
  • Fire roasted: Substitute the regular crushed tomatoes for fire-roasted crushed tomatoes and add in 1/2 teaspoon of chipotle powder for a smoky and spicy tortilla soup. 
  • Chunky: If you aren’t into smooth, keep the consistency of this tortilla soup on the chunkier side by only blending for half of the time. 
  • Extra Smooth: If you like a really smooth velvety soup, put the corn in during the blending and add 1 slice of your favorite grainy bread to the blender as well (trust me on this one, the bread helps create a super thick and creamy consistency!)

 

Whatever way you prefer, there’s a flavour and texture for everyone!

 

Are you a fan of tortilla soup? Have you ever made it in the blender or Vitamix? Tell me about it in the comments and be sure to pin the photo below the recipe to save this one for later!

 

Two bowls of Easy Blender Vitamix Tortilla Soup topped with tortilla chips and cilantro

Easy Blender Vitamix Tortilla Soup

Yield: Serves 2-3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Blend Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 14 minutes

A delicious and healthy vegan and gluten free tortilla soup made easily in the blender or Vitamix.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, loosely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons organic taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 carrot, peeled and sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, loosely chopped
  • 1 15oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 cup black beans, canned (drained and rinsed under cold water), divided
  • 1/2 cup corn (frozen or canned, if frozen thaw to room temperature)

Optional Garnishes

  • Corn tortilla chips
  • Cilantro
  • Lime
  • Vegan sour cream
  • Shredded non-dairy cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat a large saucepan over medium to high heat and add in olive oil.
  2. Add in onion, garlic, cumin, seasoning, salt, pepper, carrot, and bell pepper and sauté for 5 minutes until softened.
  3. Add in crushed tomatoes, broth, and half of the black beans, then stir to combine and bring to a simmer, about 2 minutes.
  4. Transfer everything to a high speed blender or Vitamix and blend on low, increasing slowly to full speed for 2 minutes until completely smooth.
  5. Add the corn to the blender and blend for 2-3 seconds just to combine.
  6. Pour hot soup into 2-3 bowls and garnish with tortilla chips, fresh cilantro, and any other garnishes as desired.

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Have a great day!

Christal // NITK

Author: Christal Sczebel

Christal is the creator of Nutrition in the Kitch. She's a Certified Nutritional Consultant, twice published author, gluten and dairy free recipe developer, food photographer, speaker, wife, and mama. Christal loves good food, all things wellness, and loves to travel. Her wellness philosophy is centred around balance and sustainable health, life's way too short for boring diets and restriction!

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