My Favorite 10-Minute Southwestern Vegetable Soup

My Favorite 10-Min Southwestern Vegetable Soup.   Anyone who has seen a Vita-Mix live demo knows that the Tortilla Soup recipe  (on p. 64 of book) is the one that really sells most on the machine.  Inspired by that delicious soup recipe, here is my take for a quick, health-in-a-glass, delicious soup, that I sometimes even have for breakfast.  xo

Nina’s 10-Minute Southwestern Vegetable Soup

Heat 2 cups water (do not boil) on stove top. While the water is heating, get these ingredients ready and add to your vitamix or high speed blender:

1/2 cube of organic vegetable bouillon (no MSG!)
2 celery sticks
1 roma tomato
2 large cloves garlic
Slice of red onion
2 carrots
Cilantro, about 2-3 tbsp
Squeeze of fresh lime
2 tbsp avocado (I used the last one, so i wasn’t able to add to photo!)  This makes it more creamy and adds some substance/thickness to it.

Seasoning to taste: (adjust as you like it)
1 tbsp cumin
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tbsp southwest spice blend (purchased this at vitamix roadshow @ Costco–if you see it–get it–its GOOD!)  It’s basically, cumin, bell pepper, paprika, cilantro, onion, garlic)

Blend to your desired consistency…you will need to adjust seasoning and remember, you can make it as chunky or as thin as you like!

Other add-in options: red bell pepper,  black beans, corn (non-GMO), cucumber, squash, handful of spinach etc.  You can also add in some tortilla chips at the end if you want a little “crunch” to your soup!

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4 thoughts on “My Favorite 10-Minute Southwestern Vegetable Soup

  1. Nina, this looks delicious and so simple! Am going to try it with black beans. Thanks! Hope you have more soups coming! x

  2. omg. finally i have the recipe. i saw it and the one thing i could not find was the southwestern spice. OMG, like no where. McCormick has it, but I can’t even find that one. thanks

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