How to Make Healthy Tortilla Soup

Healthy Tortilla Soup

Preparation time 1 hour.
8 cups of water
1 stalk celery, chopped
1 large white onion, chopped
2 large carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 large carrot, finely grated
1 medium potato, peeled and cubed
2 cups cauliflower, chopped or 2 cups fresh or frozen corn

4 broccoli stalks, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
2 cups banana squash, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
3 cups cabbage, sliced
1 large zucchini sliced
1 vegetable bouillon
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Fresh ground black pepper
Dash of cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
4 corn tortillas
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
Barbecued onions.

Prepare the soup.

In a large pot bring water to boil. Add celery, onion, carrots and potato. Cover, return to boil and simmer for 5 min. Add cauliflower, broccoli and squash, cover, return to boil and simmer for 10 min.

Barbecued Onions for Tortilla Soup:

2 tablespoons safflower oil
1 large onion
2 tablespoons Hain or Robbie's barbecue sauce (or any of your favorite barbecue sauce)

Prepare the Barbecued Onions.

In a large skillet, heat oil. Add onion and saute until it begins to soften. Add barbecue sauce and continue sauteing, stirring frequently until the onion is completely cooked.

Complete the soup.

Add cabbage and zucchini to soup. Return to boil and add bouillon, sea salt, pepper and cumin. Stir in barbecued onions and simmer for 5 min.
Heat tortillas in a hot dry skillet and cut into thick stripes. Add to soup. Add cilantro. Adjust seasonings. Serves 5 or 6. Use leftovers for lunch during the week.

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Blu Ink 7 years ago

This sounds delicious.

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jim10 7 years ago from ma

The soup sounds fantastic. I think the barbecued onions are a great idea and would probably be great in lots of dishes.

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skye2day 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

I am going to bookmark this one. I am so hungry it is 3AM. I write till wee hours sometimes. I will be back.

I never heard of tortilla soup quite like this.

God loves variey, that is obvious huh? Cheerioo for now

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Angela_1973 7 years ago Author

I love cooking healthy, this soup is very tasty and nutritious, we make it once a month at least. I make a big pot and freeze half. Thank you guys for your comments and yes, jim10 you're right barbecued onions taste good on everything, on this soup it adds a little spice!

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