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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

This recipe was inspired by my favorite childhood dish: tomato basil pasta. This is a dairy-free version of the store-bought tomato basil sauce that I fell in love with as a seven-year-old.

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Dairy-free

Yield: approx. 3 servings

Prep Time: 10 min

Bake Time: 1 hr 12 mins

Cook Time: 25 mins

Total Time: approx. 1 hr 50 mins


Ingredients:

  • 5 roma tomatoes, sliced in halves

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 small onion, diced

  • 1/3 cup chopped carrots

  • 4 garlic cloves, minced

  • 3 cups vegetable broth

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

  • 1 tsp thyme leaves

  • 1 packed cup of basil leaves

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Croutons -

  • 6 slices of grain bread

  • 1/2 cup vegan mozzarella

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F then line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the tomatoes cut-side up on the baking sheet, drizzling 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, and sprinkling with salt and pepper. Roast for 1 hour (the insides should still remain juicy).

  2. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil to a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onions, carrots, garlic, and ½ teaspoon salt and cook until soft, for approx. 8 minutes. Stir in the tomatoes, vegetable broth, vinegar, and thyme leaves and simmer for 20 minutes.

  3. Cool slightly and pour the soup into a blender. Blend until smooth. Add the basil and pulse until combined. Finally, add the plant milk and blend to well-incorporate.

  4. To make the croutons, set the oven temperature to 400 °F. Then, sprinkle 3 slides of bread with cheese. Then make sandwiches by placing the remaining slices on top. Drizzle olive oil on the sandwiches before transferring to the oven to bake for 8 min, before taking out to turn over and bake for another 4 min.

  5. Let cool before slicing into the croutons to allow the cheese to fully gel them together.

  6. Enjoy!!


Did You Try This Recipe?

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With love,

Merry



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