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Creamy Homemade Vegan Tomato Soup – Healthy

Homemade Vegan Tomato Soup is ultra thick and creamy using cashews instead of heavy cream or coconut milk. It is Rich, Healthy and comes together in under 30 minutes! Made without any broth, it is delicious served with a slice of crusty bread for dipping or grilled cheese.

dutch oven with healthy creamy tomato basil soup along with spoon.

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It is soup season and we are loading up with delicious soup recipes, like our popular Spicy Spinach Soup OR Tuscan Shrimp and Spinach Soup.

Today, we are talking tomato soup —-> It is thick, creamy, cozy, comforting BUT made without heavy cream or coconut milk (making it dairy free) yet so LUSCIOUS. This is a slightly modified version of our Instant Pot Tomato Soup.

The Secret ingredient is Cashews!!!! They not only add a healthy addition, but also makes it deliciously creamy. Serve with this Garlic Bread Grilled Cheese for dipping.

Cashews are one of our families favorite snack. My husband can polish off an entire sheet tray of roasted cashews in a day! They are packed with plant based protein, fiber, heart healthy fats, antioxidants and so much more (refer more here). Have you tried this Sriracha cauliflower & cashews, Salt and pepper cashews, Cashew chicken or Mint chutney?

Homemade Cream of Tomato Basil Soup is

What is the difference between tomato soup and tomato bisque?

Tomato Bisque is super silky smooth version of the tomato soup, but made with shell fish stock (like crab or shrimp) and heavy cream. Whereas Tomato soup is made with fresh or canned tomatoes as the primary ingredient uses chicken or vegetable broth instead.

Main ingredients:

This soup has only 5 main ingredients and few additional seasonings.

Tomatoes – Whole peeled canned tomatoes (preferably, San Marzano)

Cashews – Whole raw cashews

Aromatics – Onion, garlic and Italian seasoning

Seasoning – Red pepper flakes, black pepper, sugar and salt

Basil – Fresh basil leaves

blue bowls with vegan tomato soup, topped with chopped basil and cashews.

Method

Step-1: Saute chopped onion and garlic in some olive oil, until onion turns golden.

Step-2: Stir in canned tomato, raw cashews, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, sugar and water. Cover and cook in medium heat for about 20 minutes.

Step-3: Take off heat, and blend everything until smooth (using an immersion blender or a high powered blender) and stir in chopped fresh basil, Serve.

Expert tips:

Blend until very smooth – Cashews might take a touch longer to blend well, so make sure to puree well for a silky smooth soup.

We recommend a bigger pot if you are going to an immersion blender.

Let the soup cool slightly before adding into a regular blender.

Blender – You can use a good quality immersion blender or regular blender like Vita mix (immersion blender takes a while and might get messy with soup splashing out if the pot isn’t big enough).

If your family loves Italian meals, then here are few reader favorite pasta recipes for dinner: Penne alla vodka, Ramen alfredo, Pesto chicken pasta, garlic butter ramen noodles, Meatless baked ziti, Pasta pizza or Pasta with tomato cream sauce.

What tomatoes should I use? This soup is excellent with canned whole peeled tomatoes. So, it is excellent recipe to make in all seasons, even when tomatoes are not at their prime.

Serving suggestions:

We highly recommend serving the soup with warm grilled cheese sandwich for dinner (keep it vegan by using vegan cheese slices) or a side of toasted crusty bread on the side for dipping.

Soup can also be garnished with croutons, red pepper flakes, chopped basil, red pepper flakes or a swirl of coconut milk for a pretty finish.

Delicious as an appetizer for any Chicken, Shrimp, Fish or Vegetarian main course.

Other accompaniment suggestions: Garlic bread, Garlic knots, Stuffed mushrooms, Parmesan bread bites, Crusty bread or Avocado dinner rolls.

More Tomato based dishes: Instant Pot Shrimp Pasta, Healthy Pasta with Tomato Cream sauce, Chicken Parm, Spicy Chicken Pasta, Vegetarian Butter chicken, Butter Chicken Pasta or Penne alla Vodka.

How to store healthy tomato basil soup ?

Store cooled soup in air tight containers in the fridge for up to 4 days. Reheat in the microwave when required.

Frequently asked questions:

How do you thicken tomato soup?

Soup can be thickened using a variety of ingredients, like cornstarch mixed with water, blending stale bread along with the soup, ground nuts such as cashews or almonds, cooked vegetables such as carrot, cauliflower or potato or coconut milk.

How many calories in serving of vegan tomato soup?

One serving of this healthy tomato soup contains 243 calories.

Can I make this soup in advance? 

Yes! Store homemade tomato soup in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 4 days or freeze up to two months.

dutch oven with healthy creamy tomato basil soup along with spoon.

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Yield: 4 Servings

Creamy Homemade Vegan Tomato Soup - Healthy

dutch oven with creamy homemade tomato soup along with spatula..

Homemade Vegan Tomato Soup is made from scratch using cashews for creaminess instead of heavy cream or coconut milk. It is Thick, Rich, Healthy, Cozy, Comforting and comes together in under 30 minutes! Made without any stock, it is delicious served with a slice of crusty bread for dipping or grilled cheese.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

Instructions

1. Place a medium sized sauce pan over medium heat and add olive oil. When hot, add chopped onion, garlic and 1/4 teaspoon salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions begin to turn golden (about 3 minutes).

2. Add in tomatoes (along with all the juices), cashews, Italian seasoning, red pepper flakes, black pepper, remaining salt and sugar. Stir with a spoon, breaking the tomatoes lightly, cover and cook for about 20 minutes.

3. Remove from heat and using an immersion blender, blend all ingredients, until very smooth OR transfer all ingredients into a blender (let cool soup cool for 5 minutes before transferring), blend until very smooth (be careful when blending hot liquid) and transfer mixture back into the pot.

(Immersion blender takes a while and might get messy with soup splashing out if the pot isn’t big enough, so we recommend using a normal blender)

4. Stir in chopped basil. Serve with toasted crusty bread for dipping.

Notes

Blend until very smooth – Cashews might take a touch longer to blend well, so make sure to puree well for a silky smooth soup.

Blender – You can use a good quality immersion blender or regular blender like Vita mix (immersion blender takes a while and might get messy with soup splashing out if the pot isn’t big enough).

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 243Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 139mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 2gSugar: 8gProtein: 6g

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