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Best Consomé

Mitch and Justine
This tomato consomé is packed to the brim with flavor. Perfectly spiced with chiles and made with "no chicken" bouillon, it's delicious as a soup base, taco dip, and more!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course How-to, Sauce
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Mexican, Vegan
Servings 6 servings
Calories 32 kcal


  • Baking sheet
  • Blender
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Stockpot


  • 3 Roma tomatoes, halved
  • 1 small white onion, quartered
  • 2 cloves garlic, unpeeled
  • 1 chipotle in adobo, seeded
  • 4-5 cups Better Than Bouillon "no chicken" base
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cilantro sprigs
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat your oven to 450°F and line a baking pan with foil. Spread the tomatoes, onions, and unpeeled garlic out evenly on the pan and roast for 20 minutes, flipping halfway.
  • Add the roasted tomatoes, onions, peeled garlic, chipotle in adobo, and 1 cup of broth to a blender. Mix on high until smooth.
  • Heat the olive oil in a stockpot over medium. Using a fine-mesh strainer, strain the mixture into the pot and season for 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the rest of the broth and cilantro sprigs. Bring to a light boil, then turn the heat down to simmer for 15 minutes to deepen the flavors. Taste and season with salt and pepper to your liking.
  • Fill your consomé with vegetables to make sopa de verduras, noodles for sopa de fideo or sopa de conchas, or use as a dipping sauce for tacos, etc. Happy eating!


  • Use fresh vegetables: Using fresh vegetables will yield the best-tasting recipe. Avoid anything frozen whenever possible.
  • Make a double batch: Make extra consomé to save for days when you don’t have time to cook a long meal. Simply heat it with extra noodles or vegetables, and dinner is ready!
  • Strain the mixture: For an extra smooth consistency, strain the vegetable mixture into the stockpot after blending it.
  • Season the salsa: To deepen the flavors of this consomé, don’t skip simmering the salsa in olive oil before adding the rest of the broth.
  • Use Better Than Bouillon: Using the Better Than Bouillon “no chicken” base is a quick way to add depth without using meat-based ingredients.
  • Nutritional information is a rough estimate and should not be taken as health advice.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 0.5g | Fat: 1.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 660.5mg | Potassium: 94.5mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 2.8g | Vitamin A: 717.3IU | Vitamin C: 5.4mg | Calcium: 7.6mg | Iron: 0.2mg
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