Sunday, 11 December 2016

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

My love affair with Homesense continues and I am not ashamed to admit it either. I adore that shop and the more I visit it the more my love for it is growing. If this was a real life romance I would be married to this shop by now. I am truly head over heels and infatuated with everything that it sells.

On my recent visit I was looking for some Christmas gifts for family and friends, when I accidently stumbled upon this set of beautiful  Glazed terracotta pot and matching serving bowls. It did not take much self persuasion to add them to my shopping basket!!! I had read somewhere recently that one should be kind to one self so taking heed of that advise, I convinced my self that I too need to purchase a Christmas present for me!!!

Convincing over, the pots carefully wrapped and in my shopping basket I was ready to go home. I could not wait to feature them here and so this Tortilla Soup recipe came to mind. I adapted the non veg version and converted it to make it vegetarian.

The soup is spicy, hearty and warming and a complete meal in its self. Furthermore it can be made with any vegetables in season and using store cupboard ingredients such as tinned beans and passata which I keep plenty of in my pantry.

My family love the soup garnished with aromatic coriander, ripe avocado slices, dollops of sour cream or creme fraiche and for the crunch toasted tortilla sticks seasoned with paprika.

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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup
Spicy vegetable and bean soup with tortilla, avocado and sour cream.
  • 1 Medium Carrot 1 cm diced
  • 200 g Butternut squash 1 cm diced
  • 1 Medium Leek chopped in 5 mm round circles
  • 1 Medium Red Onion 1 cm diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 Red chilli de seeded and finely chopped
  • 250 g Sieved tomatoes (passata)
  • 250 g Precooked mixed beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon White pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 400 ml Water
For Garnish:
  • 2 Tortilla wraps
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive oil
  • pinch of Salt
  • pinch of Paprika
  • 1 Ripe Avocado sliced
  • 4 tablespoons Sour Cream
  • 1 tablespoon Fresh Coriander finely chopped
1. Brush the tortillas with the olive oil and cut them in half. Then cut them into 1 inch strips.Place in the oven for 10 minutes at 180 degrees C to crisp up. 2. Remove the tortillas from the oven and sprinkle with salt and paprika and keep a side.3. Heat oil in a pan and when it is hot add the 1 tablespoon olive oil and add the garlic and onions and leeks and saute for 2-3 minutes. Add the carrots and butternut squash and 400 ml water and cook the vegetables for 8 minutes.4. Add the passata, beans, salt, pepper, paprika, chillies and cumin and simmer the soup for another 10 minutes.5. Once all the vegetables have cooked check the seasoning and adjust as required.6. Spoon the soup into large serving bowls, garnish with chopped coriander, avocado slices, and dollops of sour cream. Top the soup with a stack of the toasted tortillas.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: Serves 4

**This post is in collaboration with Homesense.


  1. Those pots look soo good Nayna. I was at TK Maxx over the weekend again and picked a range of White tableware with different textures too..

  2. I love spicy food and this recipe looks tasty - nice pictures. R

  3. What a great find, this is a gorgeous pot and serving bowl set! This looks like a very filling and delicious soup, thanks for the recipe.

  4. Oh Nayna, I really love this soup dish - perfect for me! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Nayna this looks just incredible and I love the addition of Avocado x

  6. This sounds like really warming recipe for this time of year.

  7. Ooh this looks amazing, I love tortillas but have never tried tortilla soup. This looks like it has the right amount of flavour!

  8. I have an obsession with Home Sense as well - I love their cookware section! x

  9. What a great recipe It looks like it would be lovely and filling and perfect as a comfort meal for the winter.

  10. This looks like such a healthy and comforting recipe. I love taco soup!

  11. This soup looks absolutely PERFECT for me. I don't like soup usually as I like to feel as though I'm chewing something so the fact that this has a chunky texture is great! xxx

  12. Soup is my default lunch choice during winter and I'm always keen to try new recipes, this one looks as though it will quickly become a favourite.

  13. This sounds delicious and those pots are gorgeous, not seen ones like that before x

  14. The pots are lovely, got to love homesense. Sounds like such a yummy soup too x

  15. I love how cute these Glazed terracotta pot are. And the soup looks declious

  16. What an intriguing sounding soup! Anything with avocado and spices is lovely! Great practical pots too!

  17. This recipe has got my stomach rumbling, it looks so tasty!

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  18. I need to get my cooking game on for 2017! This looks delicious.

  19. Nayna, this sounds beautiful! I love tortilla soup, and will certainly be trying this version.

  20. The soup looks delicious. Love the terracotta pots. Where did you get the spoons from? I want to steal them.

  21. It doesn't look bad at all! It must be very dense, I'd love to try it.


  22. This looks like such a tasty soup! I'd probably make it a bit more brothy though as it looks very similar to the bean chilli that I make! x

  23. Wow! That soup looks amazing! My daughter Is vegetarian and loves a hearty winter soup so we will be trying it out xx

  24. i actually love the pot it's in. this would be lovely to make and take to work

  25. Wow this recipe looks amazingingly tasty! I also love home sense they have so much cheap and good stuff. The pots seems really good and practical for cooking xx

  26. How yummy this look like! I love tortlla and avocado but vegetarian? love the sound of it!

  27. This week I'm going crazy about cooking and eating soups. This recipe needs to be tried, and the pots looks so amazing!

  28. I saw a similar thing on "Tasty" videos on Instagram last night and now I've got the recipe! Perfect :)

  29. This looks amazing. I love a soup when it has something crunchy with it!

  30. Looks like a wonderful hearty soup and the photos are amazing. Love your pots.


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