One of the things we love, but haven’t had in a long time, is tomato soup. We’ve made tomato basil soup a few times in the past, and it’s been tasty. But this time, we wanted to spice things up a little bit. Especially with the winter weather we have been having, it’s nice to have a flavorful and rich bowl of tomato soup to welcome you after walking home from work.
This soup is not your traditional tomato soup, and we think you’ll appreciate the subtle differences. It is great accompanied with a salad, or as an appetizer before a larger entrée. Let us know what you think of this tasty tomato soup!
We don’t have soup often; but whenever we’re in the Yes Organic Market, I end up lingering in the soup aisle, almost drooling over the multitude of colorful boxes promising flavor-rich experiences in a bowl. Almost all of them have one thing or another that we generally avoid–soy by-products, canola oil, various preservatives and additives I can’t pronounce (let alone spell), etc.
Then, one day, I had one of those little “duh” moments when you realize something so obvious and simple you’re a little embarrassed to admit that you hadn’t thought of it before. I was going to make one of those soups. We had a ton of carrots from Costco in the fridge and I had been on a bit of a ginger kick, so I decided to try carrot-ginger soup.
Ever since Heather and I got on the paleo bandwagon, my mom has been curiously intrigued. I have my mom to thank for turning me on to cooking from an early age, and she’s been enjoying our recipes and making suggestions. This is a take on a soup that she cooked for herself just after Christmas, and as we love mushroom soup as well, decided to give it a try. It turned out really well, so we wanted to share the love. We’re finally getting the cold winter weather here in the mid-Atlantic, so warm soups really hit the spot after coming in from work or errands.
Hearty and savory, we think you are going to love this stuff!
Brent aptly pointed out that it is very reminiscent of split-pea soup. But we agree, it’s so much better than that! It’s thick and rich… First, you taste that bold broccoli. Then, a hint of asparagus, quickly followed by a smokey, salty, bacon-y goodness. Last, but not least, a warmth from the red pepper flakes rounds out the flavors on your palate.
Warning: this recipe makes A LOT of soup. How much is A LOT? Four quarts. Or 16 cups. Or 3.78541 liters. Yea… it’s A LOT. We froze one quart immediately. I’m excited to have it on hand once the weather chills out a bit.