Spicy Tomato Soup

I always thought I wasn’t a tomato soup fan, until I made my own from scratch and of course, made it spicy! Store bought tomato soup, from my experience, is typically bland and boring. I roasted the tomatoes and added peppers which gives the soup so much more depth. Smooth, creamy and completely vegan. If I had known how easy it was to make I would have started making it a long time ago!

Tomatoes are a good source of several vitamins and minerals:

  • Vitamin C. This vitamin is an essential nutrient and antioxidant. One medium-sized tomato can provide about 28% of your recommended daily intake.
  • Potassium. An essential mineral, potassium is beneficial for blood pressure control and heart disease prevention.
  • Vitamin K1. Also known as phylloquinone, vitamin K is important for blood clotting and bone health 
  • Folate (vitamin B9). One of the B vitamins, folate is important for normal tissue growth and cell function. It’s particularly important for pregnant women.

*The above information is sourced from Healthline.

Prep Time: 45 min / Cook Time: 30 minutes / Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 5 large tomatoes (use whatever you have or what is in season. I used a combination of heirloom and steak tomatoes from my garden).
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tbsp & 1 tsp olive (split in recipe)
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 jalapeños, chopped (If you don’t like spice, just use one or deseed before adding it to the soup).
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt (split in recipe)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • 4 cups low sodium broth (vegetable or chicken, depending on your preference)
  • Optional Toppings:
    • Fresh parsley
    • Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Chop the tomatoes and add them to a sheet pan. Drizzle with 1 tsp of olive oil and season with 1 tsp of the salt and some pepper.
  • Cook tomatoes for 20 – 25 minutes, until they start to release their juices and get slightly charred on top.
  • While the tomatoes cook, heat up a large pot on medium/high heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pot. Once heated, add the onions and garlic. Cook until translucent, around 5 minutes.
  • Add the bell pepper and jalapeños and continue to cook for another 5 minutes.
  • Add in the tomatoes (including all the juices from the pan), and all seasonings (basil, oregano, and salt). Stir to combine.
  • Add the chicken or vegetable broth and bring to a simmer.
  • Once the soup reaches a simmer use an immersion blender or place in a heat resistant blender and blend until smooth.
  • Top with chopped fresh parsley and parmesan cheese. Enjoy!

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