Southwestern Tomato Soup

Recipe by rsarahl

Garlicky southwestern inspired soup. The cilantro is really the key here, though if you've not tried cilantro before, consider reducing the qty to 1 cup to start since the flavor is unusual and intense.

Top Review by PanNan

This is fantastic soup! Everyone in my family loved it. It's very easy to make, too. I wanted a hearty soup for the main course, so I used turkey broth instead of vegetable, added some shredded cooked turkey and a minced jalapeno for a touch of heat. I refrigerated over night (our schedule just worked out that way), and added the cilantro when I re-heated. The flavor was perfect. Thanks for sharing - we'll have this often.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat olive oil in a stockpot on medium heat.
  2. Add onions, carrots and celery and saute until soft and golden, about 10 minutes.
  3. Add broth, garlic, tomatoes with juice and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low.
  5. Simmer for 30 minutes, uncovered.
  6. Stir in parsley and check for seasoning.
  7. Add additional salt and pepper if necessary.
  8. Add chickpeas, corn and cumin and bring back to a boil.
  9. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  10. Reduce heat to low.
  11. Stir in cilantro.
  12. Ladle soup into bowls.
  13. Garnish with crushed tortilla chips.
  14. Serve immediately.

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