Oh, the holidays. A time of joy. Of songs. Of childrens’ laughter. Of presents. Of magic and sparkly things.
It’s easy to feel a bit weighed down during the season, despite it’s songs and magic and sparkly things. Cookies here, cookies there, leftover gravy and potatoes and ham and eggnog… so here is a healthy vegetarian (actually, vegan!) tortilla soup that’s warm, hearty, and will get you a big dose of veggies that you need to detox from all the holiday cheer.
Oh, and it’s also delicious, for all you naysayers who believe that healthy doesn’t mean delicious. I wouldn’t post a non-delicious recipe. Just sayin’ :-)
There are so many great flavors and textures in this soup. It has sweet potatoes and black beans as the base (read more about how AWESOME sweet potatoes and black beans are for your health in my sweet potato and black bean enchilada post!), with smoked paprika, cumin, and cayenne to spice things up. A small amount of masa (corn flour) added at the end gives it a toasty corn flavor and thickens it a bit. Yum yum yum….