Meet My Meals- Fire Roasted Tomato Soup

Hey folks!

Happy Monday to you!  I have been wanting to make tomato soup for a couple of weeks now, so I decided I would finally turn my desire into reality!  I consulted a few recipes online and in a cookbook of mine (one that I'll be reviewing soon) to get some ideas.  I really didn't want to do anything elaborate with a ton of ingredients, so I decided to simplify some of the recipes I came across.

The result was perfection!  Tomato soup was one of my favorites growing up, so I'm excited to have an easy vegan version I can whip up at home whenever I want.  Check the method:




INGREDIENTS

2 cans of organic fire roasted tomatoes
1 can of tomato paste
2 cups of low sodium vegetable broth
1 yellow onion
2 cloves of garlic (minced)
3 carrots (diced)
1/2 can of coconut milk
1 teaspoon oregano

METHOD

I have been trying to cut back on cooking with oil, so I drizzled some Bragg's Liquid Aminos in the bottom of my soup pan and added in the chopped onion and once the onion began to soften, I added in the garlic, carrots and a little of the vegetable broth and let that simmer for three to five minutes.  I added in the rest of the vegetable broth and the fire roasted tomatoes and let simmer for about 10-12 minutes.  I then took the pot off the burner and let it sit for a few minutes and then carefully transferred to the Vitamix.  I then added the tomato paste and oregano and started the Vitamix on low (1) and then gradually increased the speed and blended on high for about 45 seconds.  I then transferred the soup back to the pot and turned the burner back on and then stirred in the coconut milk and let it simmer for about 5 more minutes and voila, creamy tomato soup! The only thing missing was a vegan grilled "cheese" sandwich to go with it!  I will surely whip this up again and next time, I think I'll take it a step further and ditch the cans and roast up the tomatoes myself!  Sounds good right?

What are some of your favorite soup recipes?  I'd love to hear in the comments!  Have a fabulous week!


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