Caldo de Tofu (Tofu Soup)

Veggie Caldo de Pollo Recipe | Plant-based Mexican Soup | Plant-based On a Budget | #soup #mexican #vegan #plantbased #caldo #family #plantbasedonabudget
  • Yield : 4 servings
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 45m
  • Ready In : 55m

Thank you to Knorr® for sponsoring this recipe.

When I was a little girl, my whole family would visit my grandma’s house on Sundays for her good home cooking. Her love language, like mine, was food-sharing, and a recipe that she shared with us over and over again was her Caldo de Pollo — a delicious chicken, vegetable soup. Since it is Hispanic Heritage Month, I thought it’d be nice to share my plant-based take on my favorite childhood recipe.

What I especially love about this meal is that I can use her exact recipe, including her favorite Knorr bouillon, simply by swapping the chicken version for the new Knorr® Selects Vegetable Granulated Bouillon. It provides the flavor that I crave and includes recognizable plant-based ingredients.

I love that this recipe is both easy to make (all you need is Knorr® Selects Vegetable Granulated Bouillon and your favorite veggies) and affordable (recipe can be made for just ~$2.50 per serving).

Please see full details on ingredients and recipe instructions below.



  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 3 ribs of celery, sliced
  • 1 large zucchini, diced
  • 2 ears of corn, cut into thirds
  • 1 (16-ounce) package of extra firm tofu, diced
  • 1 cup uncooked medium grain white rice
  • 6 cups of water
  • 3 tablespoons Knorr® Selects Vegetable Granulated Bouillon
  • Minced cilantro for garnish


Step 1

In a large pot (with a lid) over medium heat, add the oil, onion, garlic, carrots, celery, and zucchini, and saute for 3 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, or until vegetables are tender.

Step 2

Add the corn, tofu, rice, water and Knorr® Selects Vegetable Granulated Bouillon.

Step 3

Bring to a boil, cover, and lower heat to a simmer.

Step 4

Allow to simmer for 40 minutes.

Step 5

Garnish with minced cilantro.


 Caldo de Tofu Recipe | Plant-based Mexican Soup | Plant-based On a Budget | #soup #mexican #vegan #plantbased #caldo #family #plantbasedonabudget

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