Tomatillo & Poblano Soup

Tomatillo & Poblano Soup

Tomatillo & Poblano Soup with crispy tortilla strips is a rich and delicious recipe that warms the heart. These simple ingredients bring out a ton of flavor. This soup can be mild or spicy depending on taste. You can add shredded chicken for additional protein or top with shredded cheese if desired.


Serves: 4-6 Time: 45 minutes

Tomatillo & Poblano Soup

  • 4-5 tomatillos, peeled, rinsed & chopped
  • 1-2 small-medium poblano peppers, seeded & diced
  • 1/2 large yellow onion, diced
  • 1 small bell pepper, diced
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 can corn, drained & rinsed
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper, or to taste
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 4-6 cups vegetable broth
  • Olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Minced cilantro, lime juice (optional toppings)

Tortilla Strips

  • 4-6 corn tortillas cut into thin strips
  • Olive oil


  1. Begin by preparing your tomatillos and poblanos, set aside.
  2. Then, prepare your onion, garlic, and bell pepper.
  3. In a soup pot, set heat to medium-high. Once hot, evenly coat the pot with olive oil or vegetable oil and sauté the tomatillos for 7 minutes, press on them with a wooden spoon to release the juices.
  4. Next, sauté the poblano and cook for another 5-7 minutes.
  5. Then, add the onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Stir together for another 5-7 minutes.
  6. After the vegetables are tender and onions are translucent, add in the beans, corn, seasonings, and vegetable broth (to desired broth level).
  7. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for 20-30 minutes.
  8. If you are making homemade tortilla strips, preheat the oven to 375ºF and prepare your tortillas.
  9. Lightly drizzle the tortillas in olive oil and spread out evenly onto a baking sheet.
  10. Place the tortilla strips in the oven and bake for 10-12 minutes or until crispy.
  11. Taste and adjust seasoning of the soup as desired.
  12. Serve the soup and top with tortilla strips and other optional toppings and enjoy!

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