This creamy and delicious soup had been the perfect quick meal after a long day. The secret ingredients are the soaked cashew nuts. No dairy in this delightful pot, just healthy fats from nuts. Make this today for your whole family. It’s been keeping me warm all winter! Enjoy.
Creamy Tomato SoupPrint Recipe
- adapted from Angela at Oh She Glows
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 1 medium yellow onion, diced
- 23 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon of dried thyme
- ¼ cup of tomato paste
- ½ cup of sundried tomatoes, chopped
- 1 cup of raw cashews soaked for 20 minutes to a half hour
- 1 28ounce can of whole peeled tomatoes (I used fire roasted)
- 1 15ounce can of fire roasted diced tomatoes
- 1 32ounce box of low sodium vegetable stock
- 2 cup of filtered water
- salt & fresh ground pepper to taste
- garnish with fresh basil *optional
In a large soup pot heat up the olive oil to medium heat. Chop the onion and garlic. Once pan is heated add in the onion and garlic until soft, about 35 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
Sprinkle the dried thyme into the onion garlic mixture until fragrant. About 1 minute.
Next add in the tomatoes in their juice, sundried tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, water and soaked cashews. Bring mixture up to a boil and then stir, cover and turn down to a low simmer. Allow to simmer on low for (the rest of the day!) or at least 3550 minutes. Stirring occasionally.
Working in small batches carefully, pour soup into a high powered blender* or food processor and blend until smooth. Place blended soup back into soup pot or crock pot and adjust seasoning to taste. Keeping soup warm until serving. Adding in salt & pepper if needed.
Serve with a large green salad, a rustic loaf of fresh baked bread and invite over some friends. Soup is what’s for dinner.
Preparation Time: 10-15 minutes *Chef Note: An immersion blender can also be used instead of a regular blender or food processor. Less dishes to clean...always a plus. Not familiar with an immersion blender? They’re cheap...get one today. Money well spent. I use mine all the time.