If you're in the mood for an tasty bowl of tortilla soup, your Vitamix blender can be your secret ingredient. Not does it make the preparation effortless and time saving. It also guarantees a delightful combination of creamy and chunky textures that will leave you wanting more. This fantastic recipe will walk you through the process of creating tortilla soup using your Vitamix blender for a delicious and simple solution.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 medium-sized onion, roughly chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
- 3 ½ cups fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
- ½ cup corn kernels, fresh
- ½ cup black beans, rinsed and drained
- Juice of 1 lime
- 3 cups vegetable broth
- 5 tortillas, cut into thin strips and fried
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- In a pot warm up the oil on medium heat. Put in the onions and garlic. Cook them until they turn clear and give off an aroma.
- Include the jalapeno pepper crushed tomatoes that have been fire roasted, ground cumin, chili powder and dried oregano. Allow it to cook for a 2 3 minutes.
- Pour the contents from the pot into the Vitamix blender. Then include the vegetable broth, lime juice, salt and pepper.
- Begin by turning on the blender at its setting. Then gradually increase the speed to the highest level. Continue blending for around 3 to 4 minutes. Until the soup reaches your thickness.
- Now you can go ahead. Include the corn kernels, black beans and a quarter of the tortilla strips, in the blender.
- Blend it for 1 more minute to create a soup with some slightly larger chunks.
- Pour the soup into bowls and add the remaining fried tortilla strips to it.
- Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve hot.
Can I make hot soup directly in the blender?
Absolutely! Vitamix blenders can generate heat while blending allowing you to make hot soups without extra cooking. Blend until your desired temperature is reached.
Can I make a non-vegetarian version of the soup?
Of course! Swap vegetable broth for chicken broth. After blending, add cooked shredded chicken. Enjoy your non-vegetarian version.
Can I make soup in advance and store it?
Definitely! After making soup, cool and store in an airtight container. Refrigerate for 3-4 days or freeze for longer storage. Thaw and reheat before enjoying.
How do I clean the Vitamix blender after making soup?
Cleaning is easy. Rinse with warm water after use. Blend water and dish soap for 30 seconds. Rinse thoroughly for a clean blender.
Are there any safety precautions to keep in mind while using a Vitamix blender for soup making?
Ensure the lid is secure before blending. Avoid overfilling. Hold the lid with a towel when blending hot liquids to prevent accidents.