Zesty Tomato Soup

zesty tomato soup recipe

Zesty Tomato Soup

This is a recipe that your whole family can enjoy, and it’s easy to keep on hand.

I never even liked tomato soup before making this recipe!

It is pretty simple to make.

I like to make it on a Sunday afternoon, and then store it in the refrigerator for a quick, healthy lunch throughout the week.

The nice thing is that all of the ingredients are Super Foods.

There is no need for sugar or flour, just a little salt, and pepper to taste.

Zesty Tomato Soup

courtesy of Dr. Becky Fitness

Course: Soup

Ingredients

  • 2 28-oz. cans Whole Tomatoes substitute 3 cups of fresh whole tomatoes substitute 3 cups of fresh whole tomatoes
  • 2 cups Chicken Broth substitute 2 cups of Vegetable Broth if you prefer
  • 1 small Onion chopped
  • 2 stalks Celery chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons Mixed Seasoning Spice I use Mrs. Dash Original Blend, Salt-Free
  • 1 teaspoon dried Thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried Parsley
  • ½ teaspoon dried Basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried Oregano
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • ½ cup raw Cashews alternative: create a roux with 4 tablespoons of whole wheat flour & 2 tablespoons of butter*
  • 5 ounces Spinach optional

Instructions

  • In a medium stockpot combine all ingredients except cashews and spinach
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes
  • Discard the bay leaf
  • Meanwhile finely-grind the cashews in a food processor or blender
  • Pour tomato mixture into a blender*, add cashews and blend until smooth
  • Return mixture to the stockpot
  • Stir in spinach and let spinach wilt

Notes

* Your blender may not be big enough for the entire soup, so you may need to blend half at a time
* If you prefer to not use the cashews, you can replace them with a roux. To make a roux, melt the butter over low-medium heat using the empty stockpot or a saucepan. Slowly stir in the flour to make a thickened roux, do not burn. Gradually add scoops of the tomato mixture until you see no lumps forming, then stir in the remaining tomato mixture.

About the Author

Dr. Becky Gillaspy, DC graduated Summa Cum Laude with research honors from Palmer College of Chiropractic in 1991.