On a frigid cold day, like today ’round here, there’s nothing like hot spicy soup.
Tortilla soup, that is!
I adapted part of this recipe from Happy Herbivore (which I am a big fan of) but gave it my own spin.
It all started with a jar of salsa and a 15 oz can of pinto beans. Not the most glamorous ingredients in the world of eating fresh plant-based foods but the pantry choices were slim and we were in the midst of a snowstorm. So my friends, the two main ingredients came from a can and a jar. And I think it’s quite genius in a pinch.
Puree 1 cup of salsa, 1 cup of the beans with 1 cup of broth. Fortunately I made my favorite French Onion Soup the night before so I simply drained a cup of the flavorful broth from there.
Once blended into a creamy broth (you know how I love creamy soups, right?) I transferred into a stock pot. Adding a fresh diced mango, another half cup of salsa and a teaspoon of cumin.
I let the soup simmer on low while juicing mangoes.
The perfect drink companion to spicy tortilla soup.
The soup was served with feta cheese and Late July brand tortilla chips, which I also love. Yep, I go heavy on the feta.
There you have it, spicy tortilla soup in a bind. Super tasty and ready in under 30 minutes!
Let me add that in the future I am going to make this as a follow-up to Taco Tuesday. Usually there are diced tomatoes, peppers and more left over that I am going to try as a fresh substitute for the jarred salsa.