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Tortilla Blender Soup

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!

I know, right? Who would have thought you could make fresh tortilla blender soup in under ten minutes without even turning on your stovetop? I wouldn’t mislead you and 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 at hand.

You can top your soup with so many different and wonderful things like cheese, sour cream, fresh cilantro, tortilla chips, etc. It can also be made purely vegan by using vegetable broth and substituting the 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 peppers, black beans, and corn ready to go. You can also add chicken or turkey, but you won’t miss the meat as this is a very filling soup. The work effort is minimal, yet everyone who tries this will think that you slaved over the stove.

Soup topped with avocado and cheese in white bowl

This recipe was inspired by a recipe that Vitamix demonstrators often use. In fact, I know personally a couple of people that 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
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 favorite Adobo sauce or add Chipotle Tobasco sauce. You could also try Jalapenos.

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 be Vegan?

Yes, it can. The base recipe is both vegan and vegetarian-friendly. To keep it vegan, you will need to look at the optional toppings and swap out the sour cream and cheese for something vegan-friendly. Avocado is always a good topping.

What other toppings can I add to the Tortilla Soup?

In addition to cheese, sour cream, avocado, and tortilla chips, you could also try avocado crema, green onions, 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 in 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 heat is caused by the friction of the blades. Hear more from Vitamix and get more recipes.

I’m getting hungry for some more blender tortilla soup just thinking about it. Would it be wrong to have it for both lunch and dinner on the same day?

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. 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.

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

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