Tomato & Carrot Soup | Creamy + Vegan
Title: Tomato & Carrot Soup
Author: Britney Shawley
Recipe type: Dinner Or lunch
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 12 minutes
Serves: 4 to 6 people
I had leftover pizza and cabbage slaw from the night before. I wanted one more vegetable to join us at the table, however, I was low on vegetables! Our fresh box comes today. And so, what I decided to do was open up some canned whole tomatoes, add that to some caramelized onions, garlic, spices and 1 can coconut milk and I found myself a heavenly soup Dont forget to blend it all together, that makes it creamy. But this beyond delicious soup was ready in 15 minutes. There is nothing that can beat it!
1 medium onion, diced
2 tbsp butter (coconut oil or olive oil)
2-4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tbsp Tamari soya sauce
Pinch red pepper flakes
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp thyme
1-2 tsp sea salt
2 large tomatoes, diced
1 tablespoon of tomato paste (or sauce)
2 cups carrots, peeled + diced
1 cup dry red lentils, rinsed well
2 cups water
2 cups broth
1 bay leaf
1 cup canned coconut milk
Lime juice, to serve
chopped cilantro, to serve
black pepper, to serve
pumpkin seeds/pepitas, to serve
Begin by dicing your onion and putting it into a large pot with butter or coconut oil. Let cook on medium heat for about 8 minutes or until translucent.
Add Tamari sauce to caramelize for another 3-5 minutes.
Add garlic and stir for a minute or so until fragrant
Add your spices to your onions- salt, cumin, thyme, red pepper flakes.
Add 2 tomatoes + paste. Mix together and cook down for a few minutes.
- Add rinsed red lentils, carrots, bay leaf, cold water and broth. Bring to boil then let simmer for 20 minutes
Take off heat, disguard bay leaf and use immersion blender or add to blender until smoothe.
Put pot back on stove, stir in coconut milk and sea salt and pepper.
Add to bowls and sprinkle with sea salt, drizzle lime and add cilantro, or pine nuts or pepitas if you choose. Don’t forget to sprinkle with love!
This is a super budget friendly meal already!! Use whatever raw or diced canned tomatoes that are in your cupboard or fridge.
Quick Tips & Tools:
Large Soup Pot + Ladle + cutting board + knife + can opener, immersion blender or regular blender.