Vegan Tomato Soup - Just like mom made!
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Vegan Tomato Soup – Just like mom made!

Tomato soup WITHOUT milk or a milk alternative?  YES!

When IVegan Tomato Soup - Just like mom made! decided to start eating a vegan diet one thing I most missed was creamy tomato soup.  Nothing says love like tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.  Just ask my kids, they would agree!

I played around with several recipes, but hated using Almond or Soy Milk.  It just never looked right or tasted creamy.

Then one day I read an article about Cauliflower and how it’s used so many different ways, AND could be used for a “creamy” like texture.

Hello?!? Was cauliflower the answer to my dreams?!?

Vegan Tomato Soup – Just like mom made was born!

I can seriously could live off of tomato soup and grilled cheese and now -> I CAN!

Vegan Tomato Soup - Just like mom made!

Print Recipe
Serves: 8 Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion, diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 2 28-ounce cans Whole Peeled Tomatoes in juice
  • 1 15 oz. can Tomato Sauce
  • 3 tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 1 head of Cauliflower, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp Dried Oregano
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 to 1 cup water or vegetable broth (if needed to thin soup)

Instructions

1

Add olive oil to a large stock pot and heat over medium heat.

2

Add in garlic and onion. Cook for 3-5 minutes until tender.

3

Add in the red bell pepper and cook for another 2 minutes.

4

Slowly pour in the whole tomatoes, tomato sauce, add the cauliflower, oregano, basil, and red pepper flakes.

5

Using a spoon submerge the cauliflower pieces in the tomato liquid as much as possible so that they fully cook.

6

Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and allow the mixture to simmer vigorously for 30 minutes.

7

Add in tomato paste, stir and turn off heat and let soup set for about 10 minutes.

8

Using a immersion blender or blender, blend until smooth. If you are using a blender, working in small batches. Cover top of blender lid with a towel to keep your hand safe. Soup is very hot.

9

Add in salt (to taste) and nutritional yeast. Simmer on low for an additional 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally. If soup is thicker than desired, add in 1/2 to 1 cup water or vegetable broth and whisk into soup.

Health Benefits of Cauliflower

Another great reason to eat more cauliflower:

  • Cauliflower has been known to fight cancer
  • Sulforaphane in cauliflower has been found to significantly improve blood pressure and kidney function
  • Cauliflower contains a wealth of anti-inflammatory nutrients to help keep inflammation in check
  • Eating cauliflower is like winning the antioxidant and phytonutrient lottery. It’s packed with vitamin C, beta-carotene, kaempferol, quercetin, rutin, cinnamic acid, and much more

Delicious and healthy, you can’t go wrong!

Cuteness Alert – Welcome Our New Foster Puppy!

Ryder - Cavalier King Charles

Ryder – Cavalier King Charles

With Poppy being adopted it’s time for a new foster member of the family – welcome Ryder!  This adorable little guy is five months-old and from a puppy mill.  Despite coming from a mill he’s doing great!  We are planning on seeing the vet regarding one of his back legs.  It’s larger and kind of odd shaped, not normal. Other than that, he’s a spunky little puppy!  OMG, he’s a PUPPY! I’m tired! LOL!

Stay healthy and remember – adopt don’t shop!

Kate XO

 

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