Home Cooking Veganized: Creamy Tortilla Soup

Recently I posted a recipe that my family had fallen in love with. It was a chicken tortilla soup that tasted just like a recipe at a restaurant I used to eat at. It was amazing and my husband wanted it weekly. So when I changed my diet a few months back I was determined to figure out how to change the recipe to be healthier and plant-based. It ended up being much easier than I anticipated and it turned out great. Read ahead before you make this recipe so you don't forget to soak your cashews! However if you do forget, I've gotten away with soaking them in hot water for 30 minutes prior to making this.

Creamy Tortilla Soup

6 cups No-Chicken or Veggie Broth
1 15oz can crushed or diced tomatoes
1-2 small cans green chiles
1/4 cup dried minced onion
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp pepper
1 cup crushed Juanita's tortilla chips
1/4 - 1/2 cup rehydrated TVP (optional, textured vegetable protein, amount depends on how thick you want the soup)
1 tsp poultry seasoning (there is no poultry in poultry seasoning)
8 oz homemade cashew sour cream, I only use 1 tsp of lemon juice instead of 2
Garnish: Juanita's tortilla chips, green onions

The version I made in the pictures was actually without TVP, I completely forgot to add it in. It still turned out great! Really the TVP would just be for added protein.


To rehydrate the TVP, add equal amount of boiling water to equal amount of dry TVP. Add poultry seasoning and let sit while you start the soup.

In a large covered pot, add broth, tomatoes (with all the juice), green chiles, dried onion, cumin, pepper and Juanita's tortilla chips. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and then reduce to medium and let simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add already prepped TVP and cook for 2 to 3 more minutes until heated through. Remove pot from heat and stir in cashew sour cream until thoroughly incorporated.
To serve, top with crushed chips and green onions.

If you cannot find Juanita's tortilla chips in your local grocery store, look for a chip that is more authentic and is a "oilier, greasier" chip. 

Hope you enjoy! Be plant strong!


  1. Hi Heather,
    What a delightful reinvention of tortilla soup. I am so delighted that you shared this healthy and delicious veganization with us at the Healthy, Happy, Green and Natural Party Blog Hop! We'll enjoy making it!

  2. Hi Heather,
    It is so much fun to create veganized versions of our favorite foods! This one is a hit with me! Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delectable veganized tortilla soup recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!