Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fresh Tomato Soup from Your Garden

Since our tomato plants really started producing, we've been enjoying delicious fresh tomato soup. One of my past favorite lunches was a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup (from a can - concentrate). I can tell you right now that this recipe is 10 times better than what you can get out of a can! And I don't eat butter or cheese any more, but I do eat hummus, and it is delicious. Instead of making a grilled cheese sandwich, make a much healthier, grilled hummus panini (add any veggies you like, mushrooms, onions, spinach, bell peppers, artichokes, etc) and enjoy it with your amazing tomato soup!

How to Make Fresh Tomato Soup

- I think this recipe calls for too much salt, so use vegetable salt and/or decrease the amount "to taste"
- I also add 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast to add some B Vitamins (especially for those who are vegan, this is important because it is one of the only sources of B12 not found in animal products), and it has a nice nutty, "cheesy" flavor
- Sometimes I add a red bell pepper
- Really, don't add the sugar until the very end, and add "to taste"
- If you don't have tomatoes in your garden, buy some from your local farmer's market. You can half the recipe if you don't want to buy that much.