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Rich Tomato Soup

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Indulge in the rich flavours and nourishing health benefits of a classic tomato soup steeped in history and culinary tradition. This vibrant soup boasts a blend of crushed tomatoes and tomato paste, bursting with lycopene—an antioxidant renowned for its potential to reduce the risk of chronic diseases and promote heart health. Complementing the tomatoes are aromatic red onions and garlic, not only adding depth of flavour but also offering immune-boosting properties and potential antimicrobial benefits.

A velvety texture is achieved through the addition of cashew cream, providing a creamy richness without the need for dairy. Cashews are a source of healthy fats, protein, and essential minerals like magnesium and zinc, contributing to overall heart health and supporting immune function. Enhancing the depth of flavour is the inclusion of vegetable stock, offering a nutritious base rich in vitamins and minerals, and ensuring each spoonful is as wholesome as it is delicious.

This timeless recipe is steeped in history, tracing its roots back through centuries of culinary evolution. Tomatoes, originally cultivated by the Aztecs and later introduced to Europe by Spanish explorers, became a staple in Mediterranean cuisine and beyond. Over time, tomato soup emerged as a beloved comfort food, celebrated for its simplicity and versatility. Today, it continues to grace tables around the world, cherished for its comforting warmth and nutritional benefits.

To elevate the taste profile, dried mixed herbs infuse the soup with fragrant notes, while a touch of maple syrup adds a hint of natural sweetness to balance the acidity of the tomatoes. Completing the ensemble is the addition of miso paste, imparting a savoury umami depth and offering potential digestive benefits due to its probiotic content. Whether enjoyed as a starter, a light meal, or a comforting pick-me-up, this rich tomato soup is a timeless classic that nourishes both body and soul, inviting you to savour each spoonful with delight.

Rich Tomato Soup

Simple creamy tomato soup with no sugar, oil, salt of dairy. Very quick to make and simply delicious.
Course Soup
Cuisine British
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cans crushed tomato
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup cashew cream see below in recipe notes
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 2 tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp miso paste


  • In a stock pot, saute the red onion and garlic cloves with a small amount of water or stock until the onion is transparent.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste and stock, combine and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and add in all other ingredients
  • Stir to combine and continue on a low heat for 2 mins.
  • Use a stick blender to blend to a cream texture, or, in small amounts, move the soup to a high-speed blender, then recombine.
  • Serve hot with brown toast and hummus or toasted sourdough.


Cashew cream
Blend until smooth 1 cup cashew with 1/2 cup of water.
Keyword no dairy, tomato soup, vegan, wfpb
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