In Pictures: Plum Tomato Soup

As promised in my last post, today I’m excited to share my recipe for homemade, fresh tomato soup. This soup uses plum tomatoes that are easily found in the colder months. The best part about this recipe is that it doesn’t require exact measurements and can be easily adapted to use up however many pounds you’ve got on hand.

Ingredients

 

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  • Three to four pounds of plum tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter or ghee (clarified butter)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • black pepper to taste

Directions

  1. After washing tomatoes, slice into quarters longways IMG_1897 (1)
  2. Place quartered tomatoes into a large soup pot
  3. Fill pot with just enough water to cover the tomatoesIMG_1899
  4. Add cloves and cinnamon
  5. Bring to a boil
  6. Let boil for 5-7 minutes
  7. Reduce to a low simmer, cover pot with lid and let simmer for 20 minutes
  8. Remove from heat and let cool for 10 minutesIMG_1901
  9. Use an immersion blender or food processor to blend tomatoes into the consistency you preferIMG_1903
  10. In a small sauce pan, heat butter or ghee on medium-high for 1 minute and add in cumin and remove from heat.
  11. Add butter/ghee and cumin mixture to soup
  12. Bring soup to a low simmer and stir well
  13. Serve with black pepper to tasteIMG_1907

 

Enjoy! And let this soup keep you warm in the cooler days ahead.

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Get Cozy with a Bowl of Vegan Split Pea Soup

One of the best things about the chilly temperatures is that I get the opportunity to warm up with homemade soups. I love letting this split pea soup simmer in my crock pot on a lazy Sunday afternoon. This recipe makes enough for four servings, which I packed up to take for a week’s worth of lunches. Love it with a bread (or gluten-free) roll.

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Crock Pot Split Pea Soup Recipe (makes 4 bowls)

Ingredients

  • 1.5 cups of dried split peas (rinsed)
  • 2 medium carrots  (rinsed, peeled and diced)
  • 1/2 white onion (chopped)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 4.25 cups of hot water

Instructions

  • Layer the ingredients in the crock pot according to the order listed above
  • Cook on high for 4-5 hours, or low for 8-9 hours
  • Turn off heat when peas have cooked to your preference and remove bay leaf
  • Optional–gently mash with a fork to reach your preferred consistency
  • Serve and Enjoy!
Lunches made-- ready to grab and go!

Lunches made– ready to grab and go!

What are your favorite soups to cuddle up with this winter?