creamy basil tomato soup

easy healthy vegan creamy tomato soup recipe with basil


Life has been bonkers again. It’s all good, but stressful. As we started back to school on Monday, I was thinking about school lunches, which led me to my favorite school lunch when I was little. One of the only days I could eat a school lunch because very few of them are vegetarian and none are vegan. You know the one, grilled cheese tomato soup day. Oh yes, I loved that lunch at school.

Now that I am older and maybe wiser, I was longing for the comfort that lunch used to provide. But without all of the fat and cholesterol the original lunch had. I also realized that the cheese wasn’t an important part of the lunch, it was the warm toasty bread which you dunked into the soup, that’s where the magic really was. So, I made the soup, added some grown up flavors like garlic, basil and red pepper and toasted bakery fresh sourdough bread for dunking.

Ahhhh, my stress is starting to fade and I have some soup to thank!



2 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup diced yellow onion
2 – 28 oz can of tomatoes in juice
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 tbs flour
dash baking soda
crushed red pepper 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon     *add after completion if serving to kids
1 tbs fresh basil plus additional for garnish
3/4 – 1 cup coconut milk
salt and pepper
heat olive oil in large pan, add onion and cook over medium low heat until translucent, about 10 minutes. add next 6 ingredients and simmer 5 minutes. blend with stick blender until smooth ( or cool and transfer to blender). gradually add coconut milk while stirring until desired consistency, salt and pepper to taste.
serve with better than sour cream, additional coconut milk, basil, rice or pasta.

easy healthy creamy vegan tomato soup with basil

August 23, 2012 - 2:04 pm

Jackie - This looks delicious! One question… does it taste like coconut? I love it but others in my house hate it!

August 23, 2012 - 4:54 pm

Amanda - Good question Jackie! my husband also doesn’t like coconut and didn’t know I even used it! it didn’t taste at all like coconut, but any vegan milk would work well.

August 23, 2012 - 8:13 pm

Richa - woah that color! thats ia gorgeous bowl of a fave soup!

August 23, 2012 - 11:08 pm

yumgoggle - I love tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwich. The color sure looks perfect! Wonderful clicks!
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August 25, 2012 - 3:20 pm

Ashley @ It's Fitting - Wow, now I’m craving soup. Thanks a lot 🙂 That looks amazing!

September 9, 2012 - 10:54 am

leslee - Awesome recipe!

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