Spicy Tomato Soup

Spicy Tomato Soup

Hawt soup.

Nothing beats a nice hot soup, especially on moist, gross Vancouver day. Here’s a easy soup that will warm up yer insides and remind you of the better weather to come. Goes great with a grilled cheese, cheeze, or sheeze (?) sandwich – a classic pair.

You’ll need:

2 tablespoon olive oil
2 shallots or 1 large onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
4 tablespoons flour or tapioca starch
8 vine tomatoes, chopped
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried thyme (or tablespoon fresh thyme)
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup non-dairy creamer

Add-ins:
2 tablespoons salsa (for an extra kick)
2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce (for some heat)
1 tablespoon tomato paste (more tomato flavour)

1) Heat up the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. 2) Add the garlic and onions and saute until tender (about 6-7 minutes). Add the flour and stir for a minute. Add the rest of the ingredients (including your add-ins) except creamer.Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.

3) If you’ve got an immersion blender (or a regular blender), give the soup a whirl and add the creamer at the end. Serve with a salad and nice grilled cheeze sandwich.

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  3. Tomato soup is one of my family’s favorites. But I have always used the canned varieties. : o (

    I have all of the ingredients to make this recipe, which sounds delicious, and I’m preparing it today! : o )

    Thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks Maryanne,

      It’s definitely one of my family favorites too. Let me know hot it goes!

      Cheers,
      Tony

  4. It looks delicious, but what is vegetable broth? Is it vegetable stock? Is it gravy? Is it some home-made concoction? I live in England and there is no ‘vegetable broth’ product to be found in any of the shops. Oh, and ‘Sriracha hot sauce’, is that like tabasco or some other type of chilli sauce?

    • Hi Ste,

      Thanks! Sriracha hot sauce is a type of Asian chili sauce. You’ll probably be able to find it at any Asian grocer under the “Rooster Brand”. It’s usually in a clear bottle with a green spout lid. Careful though – it’s hot stuff!

      Vegetable broth is same as vegetable stock I think. Sometimes called vegetable consommé too.

      Cheers,
      -Tony

  5. Looks great, looking forward to trying it in our cool winter weather down under!
    Just wondering about the non-dairy creamer? Do you mean Coffee Mate powder or liquid? (They don’t carry that type of thing in Australia.) Or just a soy-based cream? If I wasn’t trying to make this vegan, would regular cream work as well?
    Thanks so much!

    • Yup, regular cream would work just fine, though I’d recommend half and half because it’s not too rich. There are some non-dairy soy-based creamers made for coffee that work well for soups. I’m not sure if they’re available in Australia but a soy-based cream might work too!

      Cheers,
      Tony

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