Campbell’s Revisited

I LOVE tomato soup. Well, I loved it, until I discovered good ‘ole MSG in the Campbell’s brand. My mom has a reaction that borders on anaphylactic shock each time she ingests it, even accidentally, so I figure avoidance is the best tactic. Plus $20 says they use BPA to line their cans…

I made the Vegan Roasted Red Pepper Soup and it didn’t end up being what I had imagined, good but not quite the cacophony of flavors. So I took a crack at it in a round about way and I am THRILLED with the results.

The Best Tomato Soup

  • 1 T olive oil
  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 Onions, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 red bell peppers, roasted*, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 1 jalapeño, roasted, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 3 carrots, sliced
  • 2 28 oz cans tomatoes (any kind really)
  • 4 c vegetable Broth
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp salt and pepper, to taste

* To roast the peppers, lay them directly over an open flame of a gas cooktop, BBQ or under the broiler, turning often to evenly blacken – but not scorch. Cool in a large enough bowl to hold them, tightly covered with plastic wrap. Once cool enough to handle, peel and rub away the loose, blackened skin.

  1. Heat the oil in a large stockpot and add the shallots, onion, carrots and garlic to sweat and soften.
  2. Seed and slice the peeled, roasted peppers.
  3. Add the peppers with the broth to the vegetables. Add a few jalapeño seeds for a bit of heat.
  4. Bring to a simmer and cook until carrots are soft.
  5. Add thyme, salt and pepper.
  6. Add the tomatoes and heat through.
  7. Purée with a hand immersion blender (or blend in blender) until smooth.
  8. Adjust seasoning, if necessary.
It goes great with some Rosemary bread dipped in a blend of garlic, fresh rosemary and olive oil. Add a splash of balsamic to the oil for a tangy treat.
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About Sarah Hiller

Eco-maniacal! I love learning about food and health, and then sharing! I'm also an aspiring photographer, lover of kale, dogs, yoga, anything fitness, sunshine, rainbows, unicorns and heavy metal. It is my goal to empower and support people through nutrition and attitude. I have an Etsy store you can check out as well www.etsy.com/shop/ironballoon

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