I'm trying to share more every day easy recipes with you and this Mexican-style tomato soup is perfect if you want a healthy, warm, comforting meal and just have 15 or 20 minutes to cook.
It's made with ingredients I always have in my kitchen: garlic (I'm Spanish so I LOVE garlic so much!), onion, cilantro (or any other fresh or dried herb you've got handy), extra virgin olive oil, coconut milk (another plant milk will work too or even vegetable broth or water), tomatoes (canned or fresh), Piquillo peppers (they're typical Spanish, but you can use roasted red peppers as well), red chili pepper (optional), salt and black pepper. Feel free to add other veggies or spices.
You don't need special equipment to make this soup, just a large pot and a blender. Although it's ready in 15 or 20 minutes, you can cook it longer over medium heat and it will be more tasty, but you'll probably need to add more liquid.
As I love chunky soups, I usually add tortilla chips, chopped raw veggies, lime or lemon juice and sometimes I also add thinly sliced tofu (I heat some extra virgin olive oil in a skillet and cook the tofu until golden brown on both sides), so delicious!
PRODUCT I USED TO MAKE THIS RECIPE (AFFILIATE LINK):
Mexican-Style Tomato Soup
- 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ red chili pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 onion
- A handful of fresh cilantro
- 1 10-ounce can Piquillo peppers or roasted red peppers
- 2 14-ounce cans chopped tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ cup coconut milk
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
- Serve with lime, tortilla chips and chopped veggies (I added red chili pepper, cilantro, cherry tomatoes and red onion)
- Heat the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the red chili pepper, garlic and onion (chopped) and cook for two minutes.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and cook for about 10 or 15 minutes. Add some water or more coconut milk if you want.
- Blend the soup in a blender and serve with lime, tortilla chips and chopped veggies.
- Recipe adapted from Jamie's Mexican tomato soup.
- Toppings are not included in the nutritional information.
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?
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Sounds delicious. Could I leave this not blended?
Hi Amy! I prefer my soup blended, but if you like the consistency before blending it, it's totally fine 🙂
This recipe is very easy to make but tastes amazing. I love it with vegan garlic croutons. The pot will last me a whole week and is very affordable. Thanks so much!
Hi Chris! You're so welcome 🙂 Have a beautiful day!
Ashley Owens says
I've tried this recipe before and it was delicious. I wanted to make it again tomorrow and realized I have everything except the red chili pepper (I know, the most important part). I do have a serrano chili pepper, do you think that would work?
Hi Ashley! Thanks a lot 🙂 I think it could work... Have a nice day!
Malin Andersson says
Hello Kelly! It looks a great soup recipe. I am very excited to try this recipe. I already bookmarked this page on my laptop. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Malin! Thank you so much 😀 Hope you like it! 😀
Anders Svensson says
Wow. It sounds yummy and delicious. I really want to make this recipe at my home. I will share your recipe with my friends. Carry on.
Hi Anders! Thanks a lot! Hope you enjoy it 😉
I absolutely have always hated tomato soup, but your photos just made this look too delicious to pass. Plus, it's so easy to make!
Mmm! I just made this with a few tweaks: about 6 large cloves of garlic, added chopped tomatoes with the onion, garlic, and peppers, doubled the cumin, canned tomato with chilies (didn't have just diced tomato), and simmered for about 30 minutes. Just blended this, and it tastes absolutely amazing. Great as a soup or even on top of pasta with some veggies.
Thank you so much for your recipes! I plan on making several more next.
Hi Monique! I'm so glad to read that!!! Thanks a lot for your amazing ideas 😀 Have a nice day!
I appreciate any vegan recipes you post. I am fairly new to veganism, but one thing I know for sure is I don't like the fake meat options. Too processed!
Hi Holly! I avoid fake meat options too, they're so unhealthy and there are hundreds of delicious recipes you can make that also are good for our bodies 😀 Have a nice day!