Tortilla soup time! If you’ve got a Vitamix blender and you love a mix of flavors, this one’s for you. We’re talking about a spicy, tangy, and delicious soup that has all the vibes of a Mexican fiesta.
And the best part? It’s super easy to make with the Vitamix, making dinner time a breeze.
Ingredients For Making Tortilla Soup using Vitamix Blender
Transport your tastebuds to your favorite Mexican restaurant with these tortilla soup ingredients ready for Vitamix blending.
Vitamix Tortilla Soup Ingredients:
- 1 Roma tomato
- 6-8 baby carrots
- 1 stalk of celery
- 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon chipotle puree (optional)
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Tortilla strips, for garnish
- Avocado, cheese, and fresh cilantro, for optional garnish
With these components, your Vitamix can blend up the perfect texture for authentic tortilla soup.
How to Make Tortilla Soup using Vitamix Blender
Place the ingredients in the blender:
Place the Roma tomato, baby carrots, celery, vegetable or chicken broth, chipotle puree (if using), garlic clove, ground cumin, chili powder, and dried oregano in the blender container in the order listed.
Blend the ingredients
Secure the lid and select the soup setting on your blender. If your blender does not have a soup setting, blend on high for 5-6 minutes until the mixture is hot and steamy.
Season the soup
Taste the soup and add salt and pepper to adjust the seasoning.
Serve and garnish
Ladle the hot tortilla soup into bowls and top with tortilla strips, avocado, cheese, and fresh cilantro, if desired.
Can I blend the tortilla strips directly into the soup?
While blending tortilla strips can thicken the soup, it’s recommended to add them as garnish on top for texture contrast. If you prefer a thicker consistency, consider blending some of the cooked vegetables or beans instead, and leaving the tortilla strips as a crispy topping.
Should I roast the vegetables before blending for the tortilla soup?
Roasting the vegetables can deepen the flavor of the soup. It caramelizes the natural sugars in the vegetables, giving the soup a richer and more complex taste. However, if you’re short on time, you can directly sauté or boil them. The soup will still be delicious!
How can I ensure the soup’s consistency is smooth when using a blender?
To achieve a smooth consistency, make sure the soup is cooled slightly before blending. Blend in batches if necessary and ensure the blender is not overfilled. Using a high-speed blender can also help. If the soup is too thick, add a bit of broth or water while blending.