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Mexican Tomato Soup with Corn Dumplings

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During Lent this year I have been making meatless soup recipes inspired by cuisines from around the world, and this week I made a delicious Mexican Tomato Soup with Corn Dumplings.

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Mexican tomato soup with dumplings.

This soup combines traditional Mexican flavors like tomatoes, hominy, and chiles, and adds in bite sized corn dumplings for a soup that is rich and filling without any meat. This soup is quick and easy to make, and using shortcuts like RO*TEL diced tomatoes with green chiles makes it even easier!


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I used diced tomatoes with mild chiles in my soup, and it was nicely spiced, but you could spice it up even more and use the tomatoes with haberno peppers!

Mexican Tomato Soup with Corn Dumplings - an easy meatless soup that is perfect for Lent.

Mexican tomato soup with dumplings.
5 from 2 votes

Mexican Tomato Soup with Corn Dumplings

Published By Anne
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time50 minutes
Servings: 4
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  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 cup onion chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can hominy
  • 1 can RO*TEL tomatoes with green chilis


  • 1/3 cup cornmeal
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoon hot water


  • Lime slices
  • Shredded cheese


  • Heat the olive oil in a saucepan over medium heat.
    1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Add the onion and sautee for 5 minutes.
    1 cup onion
  • Add the chili powder, oregano and garlic and saute for another 2 minutes.
    2 Tablespoon chili powder, 1 teaspoon oregano, 2 cloves garlic
  • Add the broth, water, salt, hominy and RO*Tel tomatoes and bring to a boil.
    2 cup vegetable broth, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup water, 1 can hominy, 1 can RO*TEL tomatoes with green chilis
  • Reduce heat and cook, covered for 30 minutes.
  • Mix the cornmeal, salt and olive oil together with a fork. Then add the hot water and mix well.
    1/3 cup cornmeal, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 3 Tablespoon hot water
  • Roll the dough between your hands in small pieces to make about 20 little dumpling balls. Then add the dumplings to the soup and cook for about 3 minutes.
  • Serve garnished with lime and cheese.
    Lime slices, Shredded cheese

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 145kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 916mg | Potassium: 385mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1566IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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14 thoughts on “Mexican Tomato Soup with Corn Dumplings”

  1. Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Oh my god, those corn dumplings look amazing! My son asks me to make “dumpling soup” nearly every week but I’ve never thought to make it with cornmeal! Definitely going to try this, yummm <3

  3. “Yum!” pretty much sums up my thoughts on this! Thanks for linking up to Tasty Tuesday, I’ve pinned this great recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board.


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