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Easy & Delicious Tortilla Blender Soup (Vitamix)

Fresh Tortilla Blender Soup in under 10 minutes

This Tortilla Blender Soup is one of our most popular recipes. It was featured in a Buzzfeed review of the Vitamix Blender. This post includes affiliate links, which means if you purchase after following the link, we may receive a small commission. If you are looking for your own Vitamix Blender, we recommend the Vitamix Pro 750. (<-Affiliate Link)

You can truly make soup in a blender!

Who would have thought you could make fresh tortilla blender soup with everyday ingredients in under ten minutes without turning on your stovetop? I wouldn’t mislead you, and I can vouch that this is my go-to soup this winter (but it is also very appropriate to enjoy this year-round). I like it because it is quick and easily adapted based on the ingredients and requires no prep time. I still remember the first time I made this soup as I was so surprised at how much flavour it delivered with so little effort.

You can top your soup with so many different and wonderful things like cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro, tortilla chips, etc, all to your personal preference. It can also be made purely vegan by using vegetable broth and substituting cheese and sour cream for vegan options.

To make the base soup, add your fresh Roma tomato, carrots, celery, broth, garlic, and my secret ingredient: chipotle puree with your spices of choice and set the blender on the soup/hot setting. While it is cooking, get the red bell pepper and green bell pepper, black beans, and canned corn (or fresh sweet corn kernels) ready to go. You can add some shredded chicken breasts, rotisserie chicken or turkey, but you won’t miss the meat as this is a hearty soup. The work effort is minimal, yet everyone who tries this will think that you spent time at the stove.

Soup topped with avocado and cheese in white bowl

When the soup is finished blending, pour it into two individual bowls and then top with your favourite toppings.  This is great when you have two individuals with different tastes.  One person may want to top it with corn tortillas and black pepper, while another may want to top it with jalapeno pepper or a squeeze of lime juice for freshness.  The versatility and the variety of potential toppings help keep this soup interesting if it is part of your rotation.  This is one of my favourite soups to make when I’m working from home.

This recipe was inspired by the Vitamix tortilla soup original recipe that Vitamix demonstrators often use. In fact, I know personally a couple of people who purchased their Vitamix after seeing this recipe made.  Being able to enjoy fresh soup to your own specific tastes is a huge selling feature. This recipe, like all of our blender recipes, is made in our Vitamix Pro 750. (<-Affiliate link)

Soup in bowl with spoon

Clean-up is also a breeze with this recipe. There is no Dutch oven or saucepan to clean.  The recipe could easily become one of your favourite  soup recipes due to the flavours and the use of simple ingredients 

How can I add more heat to this Tortilla Soup?

There are a plethora of options. We like to up the chipotle puree, add a bit of our favourite Adobo sauce or add Chipotle Tobasco sauce. You could also try Jalapenos or add a bit of chili powder.

What other vegetables could I add to this Soup?

You could easily add onions to this tortilla soup. I can’t add those when I’m sharing a batch with my husband, but if making for myself, I add them just like I add red and green peppers. Another great option is to add a bit of fresh spinach in the last step.

Can this recipe make a Vegan soup?

Yes, it can.  While the recipe is for a vegetarian tortilla soup, the base of the soup, when using vegetable broth, is vegan and vegetarian-friendly. To make vegan tortilla soup, you must swap out the optional toppings, like sour cream and cheese, for something vegan-friendly. Slices of avocado are always a good topping.

What other toppings can I add to the Tortilla Soup?

In addition to cheese, sour cream, avocado, and tortilla chips, crispy tortilla strips, you could also try avocado crema, green onions, and fresh cilantro.  

What other kinds of soup recipes can you make in your Vitamix blender?

The sky is the limit. Making soup in my Vitamix is a great way to use up leftovers like in this recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Carrot Soup. This Homemade Roasted Tomato Soup is also tasty and perfect for dipping grilled cheese on a cold or rainy day – the perfect comfort food. Another personal fave: Spicy Sweet Potato Soup.

How does the Vitamix blender heat the soup as it blends?

The friction of the blades causes the heat. Hear more from Vitamix and get more recipes.

Can I make this soup without a Vitamix?

Yes, you can.  The benefit of the Vitamix container and blender is that it will heat the soup simultaneously as blending, so there is no need to heat it separately.  If you don’t have a Vitamix or another high-speed, high-powered blender that will heat the soup while blending, you can follow the instructions, but instead of running the soup cycle, blender for 30 seconds and then continue with the next steps. Once you have added the peppers, black beans and corn, pulse as directed and pour the entire mixture into a saucepan and heat on your stovetop over medium heat.

I’m getting hungry for some more blender tortilla soup just thinking about it. I’m sure eating this a couple of times daily isn’t wrong.

Two bowls of steaming soup
soup in bowl with spoon

Tortilla Blender Soup

Yield: 2
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes

From ingredients to fresh tortilla blender soup in under 10 minutes.


Tortilla Soup

  • 1 Roma tomato
  • 6-8 baby carrots
  • one stalk of celery
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 tsp chipotle puree, optional
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp of cajun spice or taco seasoning
  • 1/3 red bell pepper
  • 1/3 green bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup black beans, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup canned corn
  • lime

Toppings (optional)

  • shredded cheese
  • cilantro
  • sour cream
  • tortilla chips
  • avocado
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Place first 7 ingredients in blender and let it run the hot/soup cycle.
  2. After approximately 6 minutes, steam should be leaving the vented top.
  3. Cut peppers into strips.
  4. Add 1/2 the cut peppers to the blender and blend on medium for 30 seconds.
  5. Add remaining peppers, black beans and corn and pulse 5-10 times until you have reached your desired consistency.
  6. This will leave you with a soup that has some thickness and texture.
  7. Pour into two bowls and sprinkle each with juice from 1/4 lime. Add your favourite toppings and enjoy.


You can also add tortilla chips to the blender in the last step and pulse. I prefer to dip them in the soup or crumble on top as I'm not a big fan of soggy chips.

For a vegan option, use vegetable broth and substitute cheese and sour cream for vegan toppings.

Check out our Tortilla Blender Soup Web Story for a step-by-step walk-through.

Adapted from Vitamix Demonstration Soup

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 386Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 20mgSodium: 1645mgCarbohydrates: 48gFiber: 17gSugar: 12gProtein: 14g

Please note, that the nutritional details are an estimate only and may differ depending on the source of your ingredients.

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  1. This sounds really interesting. I’m intrigued. I don’t use my Vitamix functions enough and I think this might motivate me to try some new things.. Cheers

    1. You really need to use your vitamix more…I use mine at least twice per day and couldn’t live with out it…ok, maybe I’m being a bit dramatic 🙂

    1. I just got my vitamix about a month ago and I’ve only made smoothies, juices and ‘nice cream’. So when I found your recipe on Pinterest, let’s say that I was ecstatic to try it out! I’m a huge fan of tortilla soup but haven’t had it since I went vegan almost 3 years ago. This recipe was easy to veganize, and since I like my food spicy, I added a Serrano and jalapeño for an extra kick.

      Needless to say, my whole family enjoyed the soup and everyone asked for seconds!!!

      Thanks for sharing

      1. Glad everyone enjoyed! I love to add extra kick when I make it too. This recipe is easily customizable for those that can handle a little extra heat.

  2. This looks amazing and so easy to make. Great especially as a last minute e”uh, i don’t know what too make for dinner” moment! Love it and all the flavours combined!

    1. Couldn’t agree more. You really don’t need to plan in advance at all since the ingredients are all pretty common.

    1. I’m probably a bit biased but I highly recommend a Vitamix but have also heard great things about Blendtec.

    1. I still get amazed at what I can make in my Vitamix and I use it every day so can totally picture the surprised faces 🙂

    1. Hi Anne, that is a great question. I have always made it to serve immediately so I can’t confirm. My gut says this recipe may not freeze very well.

  3. Just made tortilla soup in the Vitamix with some changes. I used two cups vegetable broth, one carrot, one stalk celery, one clove garlic, a slice of onion and green bell pepper. Used salt and pepper to taste with 2 teaspoons taco seasoning and a dash of cumin. Instead of a Roma tomato I used Mexican style diced tomatoes drained and 1/2 cup mexicorn to thicken along with a handful of tortilla chips. I used the soup program and then pulsed in more mexicorn and a cup of chicken. It was so good I almost made myself sick eating too much.

    1. Thanks so much for the feedback. This is one of my all time favourite recipes. So happy that you enjoyed it!

  4. Great tasting soup! Night and light but filling at the same time. Made it in my Vitamix. I I’ve that I can get veggies in this version of the soup.

  5. I had an issue with the soup escaping my 64oz Vitamix container when I put it on high. It was oozing from the kid’s seal as well as the spout – nothing came out the clear top. Is this common?

    Soup was DELISH nonetheless! Even my husband (who swore he’d be hungry after) enjoyed every bite!

    1. I’ve never had a leaking issue with my Vitamix Jar. It might be worth running a cleaning cycle (add water + a drop of liquid dish soap) and see if you get water leaking out the lid. If so, I’d reach out to Vitamix Customer Service.

      Glad you and your husband liked the soup!

  6. This is one of my all-time favorite soups, however, I didn’t find this recipe to be very tasty. I do appreciate you sharing it, though.

    1. We all have different taste buds; I find the flavours can differ from batch to batch based on the freshness of ingredients. Hope you have a recipe that you love!

  7. I just made this and it was so delicious and easy! My adjustments were to pulse in jalapenos and chips 🙂 Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Tried this today & love it! So good w the taco mix flavor & I love that there are veggies in it this is awesome for a super quick meal

  9. This soup turned out great! I think if I had to change anything, it’d be adding the last chunks of the red bell pepper before the beans and corn, as they were harder to cut into smaller pieces than the beans and corn.

    Lastly, I added one jalapeño in place of the chipotle ingredient since I didn’t have that in my pantry. It gave it a kick for sure, just how I prefer. Added unsalted tortilla chips on top, greek yogurt, cilantro, and avocado. I’ll be making this again, maybe with some chicken breast!

    1. I don’t have a Ninja Blender so can’t give specific instructions. If your blender has the ability to heat as it blends, then you should be able to follow similar instructions. If it doesn’t, you could try blending the ingredients as indicated and then transfer to a pot to heat on the stovetop.

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