Simple Little Vegan Slow Cooker Fiesta Soup

October 12, 2010 by Keri

This morning I tossed together another super simple, yummy recipe from The Simple Little Vegan Slow Cooker, Fiesta Soup (page 35).  I have to admit, having lunch already piping hot and ready when noon rolls around is something I could really handle on a regular basis.  Actually, it’s a midday dream.  I made this recipe exactly to the book’s specifications, foregoing the vegan cheese and sour cream, and it was delicious!  I think I could even call it my new favorite “quick” vegan soup.  It’s broth-y and cilantro-y with a great spicy kick.  The husband and I both love spicy food, but we don’t enjoy it as often these days because the little man’s tongue hasn’t been beaten into spicy-heat-loving self-submission, like ours have been, quite yet.  Since he doesn’t really grasp the methods to eating soup yet anyway (he’s a spoon tipper), I just served the little ones peanut butter and jelly, steamed carrots, and apple slices instead.  Everyone’s was happy!

Vegan Soup Recipes

Fiesta Soup

  • 4 cups vegetable stock, or 4 vegetable bouillon cubes dissolved in 4 cups warm water
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 can black beans, drained
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 8-10 tortilla chips
  • shredded soy cheddar (optional)
  • soy sour cream (optional)

Combine the vegetable stock, tomato sauce, beans, corn, onion, cilantro, chili powder, and garlic in a slow cooker.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.  To serve, coarsely crumble the tortilla chips and place them in the bottom of individual serving bowls.  Spoon the soup over the tortilla chips.  The chips will soften and expand like dumplings.  Sprinkle the optional soy cheddar over the top of the soup, and  garnish with a dollop of soy sour cream, if using.

Vegan Soup Recipes

Vegan Soup Recipes

Vegan Soup Recipes

What’s your favorite vegan ethnic cuisine? Mexican? Italian? Thai?

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  1. Stefanie says:

    I am a mexican cusine girl. When I do not know what to make I usually end up with rice and beans or a burrito. I am also a lover of hot sauce. You always choose great meals.

  2. Finally a cookbook that I have! (you just saved my some money this week!) 😉

    My favorite ethnic vegan foods are Ethiopian and Turkish. YUM.

    • Keri says:

      Haha! I figure if I keep going through cookbooks, eventually I’ll cover everyone’s collection!! 😛

  3. So many different ethnics cultures to choose from. Can i just say all of the above?

  4. Teresa says:

    Made this last night while I was sleeping 🙂 It was great for dinner tonight!!! I added avocado to mine…DELICIOUS!!! We have leftovers for tomorrow 🙂

    • Keri says:

      I love to cook while sleeping. 😉 Yum! Avocados sound delicious! I love them, but I have a sensitivity and they cause me a lot of stomach pain. 🙁

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  6. em says:

    Hi Keri. Plain pureed tomatoes or pre prepared tomato sauce(-pasta sauce w/ spices and stuff)?