This vegetarian Jackfruit Tortilla Soup is made with tons of veggies and canned jackfruit!
I’m so excited to be sharing a super healthy vegetarian tortilla soup with you for the first recipe of 2018!
I’m going through a huge soup phase this year. After spending my whole life pretty much hating soup, I’m bound and determined to find a way to love it. We’ve been trying a new soup every other week or so. Lessons I’ve learned so far – I need to have lots of extra toppings and tons of flavor every step of the way.
We had some friends bringing us some meals a while back and one of them was chicken tortilla soup. Friends-bringing-you-meals-times are not necessarily the times to stand your ground on food preferences, so I definitely had some of it for dinner, despite the fact that I don’t normally eat chicken. I was surprised just how much I loved it, and determined then and there to create a vegetarian version of chicken tortilla soup for the blog.
This is where we might need to talk about jackfruit – are you on board? Are you scared? I’ll admit I was a little scared too. Let me reassure you that jackfruit is readily available in grocery stores now (I found mine in the natural and organic section) and it’s going to be super easy to handle. I do feel like it has a bit of a sweet taste, but you can easily add more chili powder and even a pinch of cayenne if you’re not feeding four picky little mouths like me.
This recipe for vegetarian jackfruit tortilla soup comes together pretty quick after a little bit of chopping. While it may seem like a long list of ingredients, all those veggies and toppings are what makes this special. The nights (and days) around here have been painfully cold lately, making pretty much every day a soup day!
This vegetarian jackfruit tortilla soup can be easily customized! Here are a few ideas to get you started:
- If you’re just not on the jackfruit train you can replace it with a can of black beans, rinsed and drained, or about 1 ½ cups cooked, shredded chicken
- Spice it up by using more chili powder, a pinch of cayenne, or a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce
- Use whatever veggies you might have on hand such as zucchini, bell pepper, or mushrooms (I would add all with the onion)
- Use store bought tortilla strips or chips to cut down on prep time
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