Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup by Shalimar Dominguez
Videography and Production by Alondra Garcia

Shalimar Dominguez, a senior, psychology major makes her mom’s special and unique vegetarian tortilla soup. When Dominguez was a sophomore, she was a vegetarian and her brother was vegan. Since both of them still wanted to eat their homemade recipe, Mrs. Dominguez created her own version of a vegetarian tortilla soup.


•1/2 gallon of water
•2 cans of tomate sauces
•2 cans of whole tomatoes
•2 cans of drained corn
•teaspoon of cumin
•teaspoon of garlic
As wanted:
•queso fresco
•pre-made rice
•chopped green onions
•tortilla chips


Start by heating a 1/2 gallon of water in a large pot. Pour the two cans of tomato sauce, two cans of whole tomatoes and two cans of corn into the pot and heat it to a boil. Once at a boil lower heat to let it simmer. Add cumin and garlic spices along with fresh cilantro to the pot. In a serving bowl add a mound of queso fresco, rice, chopped green onion, avocado and tortilla chips as wanted.

Serve and enjoy!


Quesadillas by Rebecca Prada
Videography and Production by Diana Garcia

Rebecca Prada is a junior, marketing major at St. Mary’s University. Rebecca learned to cook through her family and continues to do so because she has come to love it. “It is a way to relieve stress and just get away from daily life.”


  • 1 pack of uncooked tortillas
  • 1 pack of mixed Mexican cheese
  • 1 pack of cooked ham


Heat a large flat sheet pan to medium heat. Make sure the pan is hot before you place the tortillas. Let the tortillas cook for about 3 minuets on each side or until you see them puffing up. If you see the tortillas puffing up let them puff for about 30 seconds and then safely with a knife or fork pop the “pimples.” After heating them at the proper time add the cheese and place it on half of the tortilla. Let the cheese melt for about a minute and then add the ham. After adding the cheese immediately close the tortilla in half and let it melt together. Let it heat up on each side for about 20 seconds and take them of the pan to cool off.