Slow Cooker Meatless Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Meatless Tortilla Soup

I love tortilla soup and it’s hard to find a good vegetarian version when you’re out. So this is just another excuse to stay in and save some more money. Serve it with a salad topped with black beans, green chilies, and salsa to make a complete meal.


Slow Cooker Meatless Tortilla Soup (*gluten-free)

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  • 1 Tb olive oil
  • 1 medium onions, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 28 oz. organic tomatoes (diced, crushed, or whole)
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • 4 cups filtered water
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 Tb cilantro, chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp chili powder
  • ½ avocado, chopped
  • ¼ cup tequila
The night before:
  1. Chop onions and mince the garlic. How easy is that for prep work?
  2. Optional: Saute in olive oil then store in fridge until tomorrow.
In the morning:
  1. Add everything but the avocado and tequila.
  2. Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours.
  3. About a half hour or so before serving, stir in lime juice, tequila, and adjust .
  4. Puree with an immersion blender.
  5. Chop avocado and toss with extra lime juice and a little chili powder.
  6. Serve topped with fresh cilantro, avocado, and strips of *baked tortilla strips or *crushed chips.
* Make sure to get gluten-free tortillas or chips if you have a gluten allergy!


  1. says

    Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog, Scraps of Life from the Friday Blog Hop! I am posting my Taco soup with chicken this week. Can I put your link in my blog post as the Vegetarian alternative??? Or can I copy your post/recipe right on with my post and link back to your blog? This week I’m starting Guest Chef! You can be my first! LOL LMK your thoughts. cafescrapper at gmail dot com

  2. Kath says

    I’ve hopped over from my daughter’s “Pass the Beans Please” blog, and will be back again! As a former stay home mom, whose kids have grown up, so now work for money, but still think a home cooked dinner every evening is a priority, I use my crock pot all the time, and am always on the lookout for recipes. No time to browse now, but you can be sure I’ll be back! I’ve never make tortilla soup before, that will soon be rectified, this looks delicious!

  3. says

    Hi Kathy!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, this soup sounds REALLY good, it’s going to be a must try! Thanks for directing me to your blog as well, I’ve subscribed and will be checking it out frequently! Great to find HEALTHY crock pot meals!

  4. says

    Loving this. Having grown up in Texas, I love a good tortilla soup. To have a veg AND slow cooker version is pretty brilliant. I’ll be making this soon for sure.

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