Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Here’s a really hearty and healthy soup for any day of the week. The broth is so rich and flavorful. It’s packed with 6 grams of fiber per each cup! This soup will surely satisfy the non-vegetarians in your family. The skinny for 1 cup, 139 calories and 3 grams of fat. Great as a first course or main course soup. To make it a satisfying main course soup, serve a 1½ cups serving.
Skinny Tortilla Soup, Vegetarian-Style

Helpful Tips About this Recipe

Makes 12 cups

Health Benefits

Black beans are digested slowly and can suppress your appetite for hours. They’re packed with fiber, iron, B vitamins and folate.
Rinsing the canned beans before adding to any dish, greatly reduces the sodium content.

Shopping Tips

I love the flavor of smoked paprika. It smells like BBQ flavors and really enhances the smokey flavor of this soup. You’ll find it in most supermarkets in the spice aisle. Or, you can just use regular paprika.
Trader Joe’s and many supermarkets sell tubes of tomato paste. So great to have on hand in the refrigerator. It will keep there for several months.

WW Freestyle SmartPoints
WW SmartPoints-1 Green

WW POINTS PLUS (for 1 cup) 4
SKINNY FACTS: for 1 cup (doesn’t include optional toppings)
139 calories, 3g fat, 6g protein, 28g carbs, 6g fiber, 369mg sodium, 4g sugar

FACTS: for Freestyle SmartPoints (1 cup)
24 calories, 0g sat. fat, 0g sugar, 0g protein


Skinny Tortilla Soup, Vegetarian-Style

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 139 kcal


Ingredients for Soup:

  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • cups onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped
  • 3 (6-inch) corn tortillas, chopped into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste, see shopping tips
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika, see shopping tips
  • teaspoons chili powder
  • teaspoons garlic powder
  • teaspoons cumin
  • Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
  • 6 cups reduced-sodium vegetable broth, I used Trader Joe’s organic vegetable broth
  • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 (14 oz) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups fresh corn off the cob or frozen
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon or lime juice

Ingredients for Topping: Optional

  • Nonfat plain yogurt or fat-free sour cream (1 tablespoon per serving) (none for vegan)
  • Reduced-fat tortilla chips, crushed (2 tablespoons per serving)


  • In a large nonstick pot, add olive oil, onions and garlic. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Add chopped tortillas, tomato paste, and all seasonings. Sauté for 2 minutes.
  • Stir in vegetable broth and tomatoes. Bring to a boil, turn down heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
  • Add beans, corn and fresh squeezed lemon or lime juice.  Mix well. Cook 10 minutes more.
  • Top each with crushed tortilla chips and yogurt or sour cream, if desired.
  • This soup freezes great!


Serving: 1cupCalories: 139kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 6gFat: 3gSodium: 369mgFiber: 6gSugar: 4gBlue Smart Points: 1Green Smart Points: 1Plus Points: 4
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