What’s up, family, this is Jason Wrobel from the J-Wro Show rocking out here with another delicious vegan recipe that you, too, have the ability to make at home. Today I’m actually doing a version of one of my favorite soups from a rather well known chain of vegan fast food restaurants around the L.
A. area and here’s the catch. They have this soup, but it’s only available one day a week. And if it’s not that day of the week and you want said soup, what are you going to do? You’ve got to wait until Tuesday? No, we’re not waiting until Tuesday for Tortilla Soup.
We’re making it here right here right now, like Jesus Jones, oh yeah. It’s a vegan, delicious, dairy-free version of a spicy, heart-warming Tortilla Soup, and let’s get into it with our trusty Blend-Tec.
Now any Tortilla Soup worth its salt is going to have fresh, delicious tomatoes. Add these right to the blender mug. Now you could do this recipe straight up raw if you wanted, but since it’s the colder time of year right now I’d actually like to take a little bit of warm water.
I just briefly boiled this, and it’s two cups worth and pour that right over the tomatoes. Now next up I’m going to be adding some fresh organic, diced red bell pepper. This is right around a quarter.
It’s probably a pretty big chunk. We’ve diced it and add it to the tomato mix. Then we have one large diced carrot, two tablespoons of finely minced white onion, and then we’ve got two large sprigs here of fresh cilantro leaves.
It’s probably around an eighth to a quarter of a cup, if you’re measuring. Now any Tortilla Soup has got to have a nice flavor balance, so in come the spices. We’ve got three -quarter of a teaspoon of our Himalayan crystal salt.
You could also use a mineral rich sea salt. Now if you wanted, you could rock some fresh garlic in this recipe. That’s totally fine. I like the more potent flavor though of garlic granules. You could use a garlic salt, too, and we’re also going to do three-quarters of a teaspoon of our garlic granules.
And then last, I’m going to be doing like an all-purpose herb seasoning. In this case this is a German brand called Herbamare. It’s a blend of a whole bunch of different things actually. I don’t even know.
Oh here we go, it’s got celery leaves. It’s got leek. It’s got watercress, onion, chive, lovage – my favorite – garlic, basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, and kelp. That’s a pretty awesome combination.
So let’s shake right around one teaspoonful. Next up is some spicy smoked paprika. You might want to just start small, an eighth to a quarter of a teaspoon. For a little bit of tang because it’s the thing, we’re got to add a half of a squeezed organic lime juice.
Now for an extra kick of trace minerals and nutrition in a recipe I’m going to be adding a squirt of Sun Warrior’s liquid vitamin mineral Rush. This is really a simple way for you guys to add more trace minerals into your everyday food whether it’s soup.
You can do this in smoothies, juices. It has a really neutral taste, and again it is an easy way to kick up the nutrition in your recipes. Now traditionally you’re going to be using a big old chunk of cheese in your Tortilla Soup, and thanks to [inaudible 03:18] we’ve got some pepper jack in the house.
So I think I’m going to do probably right around a third cup. Let’s do that. I was going to say in between a quarter cup and a half cup. Let’s do a third cup. Cheese shreds just flying all over the place.
At this point what we want to do is do our preliminary blend because there’s one last ingredient I’m going to add and pulse at the end. So grab your blender top, and what I advise doing since we have warm liquid in there and we have a very full blender mug is actually get a kitchen towel and put it right over the top of the lid.
Any time you’re doing super hot liquids, that helps to prevent it from exploding all over the place. Safety first, kids! There’s one last thing we have to do. Guess what it is? Guess, guess, guess. We have no tortillas in the Tortilla Soup.
So I’m going to take some tortilla chips, and I’m got some sprouted sweet potato – tortilla chips rock in here. I like to add right around a half cup. So let’s give it a quick pulse. Again, just about two or three times really, really quickly just to make sure those tortilla chips are nice and crunched up.
You know what would take this to the next level? Fresh diced avocado on top. Let’s plate it up in our bowl, slice some avocado, and let it go for a swim. So as you can see, this makes quite a giant portion.
So you know what? Let’s take it to the face. Let’s make it official here. Amazing! It’s really rich, very creamy and hearty. It’s got a little bit of spice on it because of that smoked paprika and the pepper jack cheese, but it’s just really satisfying.
To me the sign of a good soup is always one that they say like it sticks to your ribs, but to me it’s more of that heart-warming feel where you just feel taken care of. You feel like snuggling up with a nice book and a bowl of soup.
This Tortilla Soup definitely has that appeal. So if you guys dug my Tortilla Soup recipe, give this video a thumbs up and leave me a comment below. When it’s the dead of winter and you want to get like snuggly and buggly and ruggly, what is your favorite go-to soup? What’s the one soup that just gives you those warm feelings deep inside that makes you feel good? Leave me a comment below, I would love to know.
So this is Jason Andrew Wrobel from the J-Wro Show rocking out with Sun Warrior tribe. I want to thank them so much for hooking us up with the liquid vitamin mineral Rush for our Tortilla Soup here today.
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Bring some people over and have a fiesta any time. Catch you guys soon. Alright. So I think what would be a good idea. You should actually take more of these guys and just crush them on top. I mean, just take it to the next level.
Just crush them on top just like that. Look at that. Just make a ring. I fell into a burning ring of tortilla. I went down, down, down…