Pumpkin Tortilla Soup

YAY! So excited to share this one with you guys. Sarah from One Starry Night, aka StarryMom on the twitters, posts delicious recipes on her blog in addition to amazing photographs and helpful wordpress tips and tricks. In fact, she designed my other blog and the awesome masthead for this site. Really, she is simply the best. And I have a feeling you will love this soup.

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This soup has a hint of spicy and smokey from the chipotle pepper and a really great flavor from the corn tortillas both in the soup and as a crunchy garnish! This soup is also vegan as well. Personally we top ours with shredded sharp cheddar but that isn’t needed.

Pumpkin Tortilla Soup
Serves 4

For Soup:
1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce
4 cloves of garlic
1 medium onion
1 cup cilantro
1 1/2 C pumpkin puree (which is one of those regular sized cans)
1 28oz can of diced tomatoes (one of those BIG cans)
4 C vegetable or chicken stock
6 corn tortillas, sliced into squares
1 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

For Garnish:
6 corn tortillas, cut into strips and fried/baked
lime wedges
chopped cilantro
shredded cheese
avocado, cubed with some lime and salt

  1. In a food processor (or you can chop it all by hand), slap in the garlic, cumin, onion, cilantro, salt, black pepper, chipotle pepper, and blend that all until its a nice fragrant paste.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat, add some olive or vegetable oil, about a tablespoon or so and add in your paste and diced corn tortillas.
  3. Cook the paste and tortillas (stirring often) for about 2-3minutes.
  4. Add the pumpkin puree, canned diced tomatoes, vegetable/chicken stock, and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, then cover, reduce the heat, and simmer for an hour or so.
  5. Once the soup is cooked through, ladle into bowls and top with any or all of the delicious garnishes! I bet sour cream or vegan sour cream would be a great addition too!

This recipe originally appeared on One Starry Night.

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