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Tortilla Soup

Tortilla Soup


Hungry for a healthy meal but short on time? Drop the soup base ingredients into
your Vita mix and let it do its magic while you cut up cooked chicken, slice a
jalapeño and some olives, and get out tortilla chips. In 15 minutes, you have a
steaming hot, vegetable-packed soup, and dinner is served!
PREPARATION: 15 minutes PROCESSING: 6 to 7 minutes YIELD: 5 cups (1.2 liters)
SOUP BASE:
3 containers (720 ml) low-sodium chicken, meat, or vegetable soup
1 Roma (plum) tomato, halved
1 medium carrot, halved
1 celery stalk, halved
One ¼- to ½-inch-thick slice onion
1 garlic clove, peeled
One ¼- to ½-inch-thick slice yellow squash
One ¼- to ½-inch-thick slice red bell pepper
One ¼- to ½-inch-thick slice cabbage
1 white button mushroom
Salt and ground black pepper
1 teaspoon taco seasoning
Dash of ground cumin
OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS:
½ cup (70 g) cooked chicken
½ jalapeño pepper
¼ cup (30 g) sliced olives
¼ cup (50 g) no-salt-added canned corn, drained
1 ounce (28 g) tortilla chips
1. For the soup base: Place all the ingredients into the Vita mix container in the
order listed and secure the lid. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and slowly.

increment the speed to Variable 10, at that point to High. Blend for 6 to 7 minutes, until
heavy steam escapes from the vented lid.
2. If adding optional ingredients, reduce the speed to Variable 2 and remove the
lid plug. Through the lid plug opening, drop in the chicken, jalapeño, olives,
corn, and/or chips and blend for an additional 10 seconds.
AMOUNT PER 1 CUP (240 ML) SERVING (WITH OPTIONAL INGREDIENTS): calories 90, total fat 2.5 g, saturated
fat 0 g, cholesterol 10 mg, sodium 190 mg, total carbohydrate 10 g, dietary fiber 2 g, sugars 2 g, protein 8 g

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