Hey look! It’s a recipe! With food! On a food blog!
You know food, right? That thing I haven’t talked about in forever? Yeah, it’s back. Darling, you have been missed.
No wonder I love food so much. It sure knows how to make an entrance. I mean, have you seen this creamy tomato soup?
I’m not sure how I can convey my feelings for this bowl. I really want to take a bath in it and eat my way out. Really. I do. Okay not really. But still.
Speaking of bowls I would marry if marrying a bowl wasn’t super creepy/extremely frowned upon/socially unacceptable/illegal, look at this actual BOWL. Not the liquid creamy tomato soup amazingness inside the bowl (we’ll get back to that in a minute), but the actual work of art I’m serving it in.
I swiped this gem at a ridiculous Anthropologie sale. This is major, people. I could shop there and then go live in my home and not a poor house and everything. Ridiculous. So of course I bought all the serving ware in sight. (And possibly a dress or two. For good measure of course.)
Just so you could see the gorgeous insides of the bowl, I polished off this helping of creamy tomato soup while taking photos. Totally for your benefit and everything. You’re welcome.
Hey, and while we’re being vain and showing off our photos and treasures, bask in the glory of this plate.
I know. Just… I know.
So instead of filling up that other bowl three more times (What? I wanted to keeping looking at the beautiful design inside. And yes I eat the entire pot in one sitting. Don’t judge me.), I decided to be all fancy pants with the squash I conveniently roasted.
Bonus points for using the plate.
Alrighty then! Back to the main attraction. This soup! I just can’t get over it. It’s so creamy and luscious, but yet incredibly easy and ridiculously low in calories/fat. It’s almost unfair. You know those people who just seem to be good at everything? You don’t know how they do it but they do it and you can’t but wonder how.
Stick with me, kid, ‘cuz I got you covered. This creamy tomato soup is like those people. Except it’s a recipe, and it won’t talk back to you or anything. Make it. Bask in the glory and wonder your guests will shower you in. Learn the secret. It is ours now.
I know. How do we do it?
Dedicated with love to my dear mother. If I can do it, so can you. I’ll make a tomato lover out of you. Eventually.
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1/2 cup almond milk
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Heat a large greased or nonstick-sprayed pot over medium high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for another minute. Add the tomatoes, oregano, basil, and apple cider vinegar, and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the broth and almond milk and bring to a boil once again.
- Using your beloved immersion blender, puree the soup until smooth (or feel free to leave it a bit chunky if you love texture). Alternately, if you don’t have an immersion blender, puree the soup in batches in a standing blender. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour the soup into four bowls (or 1 really big one if you’re super hungry), top with cheese if desired, and serve!
If you have the time, I recommend that you let the soup simmer have being pureed. The longer it simmers, the more time the flavors have to mingle and the thicker and luscious the soup becomes.
Feel free to substitute any kind of milk for almond milk.
To keep this recipe low sodium, use unsalted broth and do not add additional salt.
Eating the entire pot at once is not nearly as hard as it sounds. Consider this your warning.
How are your New Year’s Resolutions coming along?
Knock on wood, I’m trying to keep up with mine! I worked really hard on the pictures in this post in line with my photography resolution. What do you think of them?
What did you do for the holiday? Any travel? Are you back to work/school yet?
I went to the East Coast to visit my lovely grandmother, but I’m back in town now and I go back to school in Monday. Remember, the Christmas season is not nearly over yet! Plus, we lead such blessed lives, every day is a holiday. Celebrate it. Celebrate them all.