Smoky Shiitake Tortilla Soup

Smoky Shiitake Tortilla Soup

Smoky shiitake tortilla soup is naturally vegan, hearty and healthy, leans greatly on kitchen components, and is basic to prepare.

An overhead shot of ingredients, including: spices, garlic, jalapeño, canned crushed tomatoes, sliced shiitake mushrooms, black beans, corn, and diced onion. All on a white background.An overhead, up close shot of crispy corn tortilla strips on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Whew it’s been a while! A couple of small dish failures (peanut butter swirl brownies, if you were questioning) developed into a small production rut, which ultimately paved the way to a nasty influenza bug that had me laid up on the sofa for a couple days. I would not state that I’m completely back in the groove, however I’m attempting!

I utilized to actually beat myself up over these unintended breaks. There’s a great deal of masters, authors, inspirational speakers, podcasters, and success hustlers continuously informing us that we need to remain hectic, concentrated on all the jobs, dedicate to a 14-step early morning regimen, multitask like it’s our task since it now 100% certifiably is. If you’re not definitely squashing it (ugh dislike that expression), what are you even making with your life?

Everybody requires rest without regret. Genuine rest that goes deep. Or simply time to do things that aren’t work and efficiency workouts for the sake of it– time to simply be! I turned 34 the other day and I’m still discovering that a clear separation of work/productivity time and just-being-me time is most likely a great concept.

With that, I’ll leave you with this relaxing and smoky shiitake tortilla soup. What’s with me and mushroom dishes recently? See these meatballs and this legendary bolognese. Think it’s simply a Winter season yearning! This is that point in the year where I keep questioning if Spring will ever become truthful. There’s a great deal of variations on tortilla soup and dispute over what specifically made up the initial. All I understand is that I like a great deal of crispy tortilla strips on top of mine, however likewise a lot of them combined into the liquid part of the soup to thicken it up.

An up close shot of shiitake mushrooms being sautéed in a beige Dutch oven and stirred with a black spatula.An overhead shot of smoky shiitake tortilla soup in a beige Dutch oven.An overhead shot of smoky shiitake tortilla soup in a white bowl on a white background. The soup is topped with crispy tortilla strips, a lime wedge, vegan sour cream, and chopped cilantro.

Smoky Shiitake Tortilla Soup

Smoky shiitake tortilla soup is naturally vegan, hearty and healthy, leans greatly on kitchen components, and is basic to prepare.


Course Main Dish, Soup Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 4 -6

Author: Laura Wright


  • Mixer

Active Ingredients


  • 6 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil, divided
  • 1 15-oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 cups veggie stock divided
  • 1 little white onion, little dice
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeño, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle powder
  • 3/4 pound shiitake mushrooms, caps very finely sliced
  • 1 15-oz can black beans, drained pipes and washed
  • 1 cup corn kernels, frozen or fresh
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste

To Serve

  • diced ripe avocado
  • sliced cilantro
  • lime wedges


  • Initially, we make tortilla strips. Pre-heat the oven to 350 ° F. Cut the tortillas into thin strips and put on a flat pan. Toss the tortilla strips with 1 tablespoon of the oil up until all are uniformly covered. Spread tortilla strips out into an even single layer and bake up until golden and crispy, about 10-12 minutes, turning and tossing the strips at the middle. Reserve to cool.
  • In an upright mixer, integrate the crushed tomatoes, 1 cup of the stock, and half of the tortilla strips. Bring the mixer’s accelerate to high up until you have an entirely smooth mix. Reserve.
  • Set a big, heavy soup pot over medium heat. Include the staying oil to the pot. As soon as the oil is hot, include the onion. Saute the onion up until the edges are simply beginning to get soft, about 3 minutes. Include the garlic, jalapeño, oregano, cumin, and chipotle powder to the pot and stir up until aromatic, about 30 seconds.
  • Include the shiitake mushrooms to the pot and stir. Let them sit for a complete minute. Stir once again and let them sit for another complete minute. At this moment they ought to be a little softened and shining. Include a splash of the veggie stock to the pot and scrape up any browned bits on the bottom of the pot.
  • Include the black beans and corn to the pot and stir. Season whatever freely with salt and pepper. Include the combined tomato mix and staying veggie stock to the pot and stir. Cover the soup and give a boil. As soon as boiling, lower the heat to a simmer, eliminate the cover, and let the soup cook for 10 minutes.
  • Serve the smoky shiitake tortilla soup hot with tortilla strips, avocado, cilantro, and lime wedges.


  • A couple of drops of liquid smoke would be remarkable in this!
  • I truthfully opted for shiitake mushrooms here since they look kinda chicken-like when sliced. Any mushroom you like is great though.
  • Homemade stock will provide you the very best lead to this basic soup! I like to simmer mine with the shiitake mushroom stems for an additional flavour increase.

An overhead shot of smoky shiitake tortilla soup in a white bowl on a white background. The soup is topped with crispy tortilla strips, a lime wedge, vegan sour cream, and chopped cilantro. Program Conceal 12 remarks

  • Elenore

    Ever motivating lady! Wanting you such a rockin’ start of your brand-new spin (in your brand-new boots!). I simply wished to state that your words actually struck house. Me have the kids have actually had back to back infections and things because the 2nd week of January (very first work week today!) and it’s taken a shit load of psychological work to procedure through all of the shows around being ON as you point out here. So here’s a mega hug to you, recover beautiful and yes to hellah more borders in 2019! Reply

  • Shannon Skinner

    This looks amazing! Such a hearty meal, ideal for this time of year! x

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  • Emily

    Quick concern: How would you suggest modifying the dish if you do not have a mixer? Ideally I will buy one quickly, however I wish to attempt this dish right now. Any suggestions? Thank you !! Reply

    • Laura

      Hello There Emily,
      You would need to make a more broth-y variation of the soup since you actually require a mixer to completely grind the tortilla strips into the liquid parts. Cut the quantity of tortilla disrobe by half so that you’re just making them for the garnish. Avoid the mixing action and simply include the tomatoes and ONLY 3 CUPS of broth to the pot after the black beans and corn. Simmer for the defined quantity of time and if the soup appears too thick at that point, include more broth. The outcome will be rather various though! Certainly thinner and more fragile in flavour I would state.
      – L Reply

  • Jessica Flory

    Love the message in this post a lot. Thank you for sharing. Soup looks scrumptious! Reply

  • Sarah|Well and Complete

    Oh wow do I hear you on this one! I matured in a home where efficiency = worth, and I am actually dealing with the concept of taking breaks or resting. Although I understand I require it. I continuously seem like I ought to be “hustling”. Desire I had a much better point of view on this! Possibly one day I’ll lastly understand what it resembles to unwind without regret;-RRB- Reply

  • Cassie Fall Tran

    Beans and mushrooms really are magnificent together! I hope you feel much better from the influenza since I just recently got it and it was AWFUL. I enjoy that I am recuperated now however I required great deals of sleep and hot tea to feel much better. Hope you enjoy this soup as much as possible– you’ll ace those peanut butter swirl brownies too, one day! I have a lot faith in you! Reply

  • Emily Rivas

    You are my most preferred chef and blog writer and whatever I have actually ever tried of yours has actually come out wonderfully. Your dishes are friendly, simple to follow and gorgeous. We are attempting this soup tonight here in Southeast Alaska and every post we do our finest to attempt the week it comes out. Keep producing and sharing, you are touching numerous lives around the world and assisting sustain the fire that is our love of food. Reply

  • Sue

    Hi Laura. Thank you for this scrumptious dish. I had actually never ever consumed any tortilla soup previously, however I certainly will once again. Even my non-soup enthusiasts had seconds! Pleased I made 1.5 batches. I’m taking pleasure in exploring your blog site. Thanks once again. Reply

  • Yelena

    This was rather remarkable! Thank you! Reply

  • Allison Royal

    I believe you are the shit. I have actually read your blog site for about 5 years now … I simply desired you to understand that your dishes are ALWAYS remarkable and in fact end up how I envision they will. That is really amazing in this over-saturated food lover blog site world. You understand your method around the cooking area woman, DO. NOT. DOUBT. THAT. I can inform you let the veggies influence and assist you. You choose your gut and listen to your impulse … that is a present that needs to not be considered approved and likewise does not gather continuously. Real, user-friendly imagination takes some time to nurture, cultivate, simmer, come to life and after that … HELL YES REST

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