Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thai Tomato Coconut Soup

bowl of thai tomato coconut soup


Who doesn't love tomato soup? Tomatoes are a great base for so many kinds of soup, and this Thai Tomato Coconut Soup is exotic and exceptional. As with all of my recipes, the prep for it is fast and easy.

The When I was a kid hot tomato soup was our favorite comfort foods
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We used to add a big pat of butter, mix it into a creamy bowl of tomato soup, and we were in heaven.

This light creamy tomato soup is dairy free and gluten free. It's a recipe that I adapted from a delicious soup that was served in the dining hall of the private boarding school where I taught. I liked it so much, I had to ask for the recipe. Although the original recipe served one hundred, I adapted this recipe to serve about 6..

This soup tastes very rich,  but has no added fats. Honestly, it is one of the best tomato soups that I have ever tasted. I was surprised  how easy it was to make.

Personally, I am a soup lover and enjoy my soup during any season.   You are going to love this one because it is not only delicious , it also provides lots of healthy nutrients and fiber.

Homemade soup is a satisfying way to increase your vegetable intake to help boost your immune system.

Author: Judee Algazi
Prep Time: 10 -15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

2 large organic carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
2 large stalks organic celery, cleaned and cut into chunks
1/2 large onion, peeled and diced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp red curry paste
1 large 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes ( I use Glen Muir organic from the health food store or supermarket) or if you prefer to use fresh tomatoes use at least 3 containers of fresh cherry tomatoes sliced in half and roasted first.
6-8 cups of good tasting vegetable broth ( the taste of the broth is important) ( make your own or find a good organic broth)
1/2 cup of coconut milk
Optional: 1 tsp fresh grated ginger ( I use it)

Directions
Wash and clean the carrots, celery, ginger, and onion. Place the uncooked chunked vegetables in the food processor with the metal blade and process by pulsating on and off until pieces are very small and finely shredded.
In  a large saucepan, combine diced ( or roasted) tomatoes, vegetable broth, and the food processor vegetables  Bring to a boil and then simmer covered for about 15-20 minutes until vegetables are cooked. Stir in the red curry paste to taste.  Remove from heat, and add the coconut milk ( or any milk or cream of your choice). Garnish with fresh parsley and season with salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste. Stir and serve.

Simple, nutritious, delicious, gluten and dairy free!

Step by Step Pictures



tomatoes, carrots, celery
Assemble Ingredients


onions, carrots, and celery, chopped up for soup
Chop carrots, celery, and onion



food processor with carrots
Place chopped vegetables in food processor and process on off until chopped very small. Add chopped tomatoes and process again slightly.

tomato soup broth
Combine vegetables and vegetable broth in a large saucepan. ( I didn't add the broth yet) Bring to a boil, then simmer covered until vegetables are very soft. Remove from heat.


coconut milk
Remove from heat and add coconut milk or cream( or any cream or milk)  I buy it in my supermarket refrigerator case or in health store.

tomato coconut soup


20 comments:

  1. It looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing.
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  2. That soup is SO gorgeous!!! Perfect for the post-feast withdrawal. Who says food that's good for you can't taste good???

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  3. Wow this sounds delicious! I've been on a real soup kick so this will have to go on the menu. I love the addition of coconut milk here so give it added creaminess while keeping it vegan!

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  4. I am glad you shared this on My Meatless Mondays because I have been looking for a tomato soup recipe. Although, I would make it dairy, I love the idea of the coconut milk.

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    That really does look great. I am a soup person. I don't think I go a day without a bowl.

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  7. Thanks for stopping by our Wonderful Wednesday Linky Party! Our family loves tomato soup. This recipe will be fun to try!

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  8. Hi Judee, for some reason I have not been getting your posts! Last time was four weeks ago. Blogger still has issues to work out! This sounds so good and easy and I actually have everything in the house. xo

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  9. This looks really yummy and so easy! I will definitely try this recipe. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  10. That looks so tasty. Thanks for sharing with Simply Delish.

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  11. This sounds delicious! Tomato soup is a favorite of mine.

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  12. I never thought about using coconut milk in a tomato soup as a substitute for regular milk - it must make it a bit sweeter too, no? It looks fabulous and must taste amazing.

    I should hold onto this for a cold winter day.

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  13. Hi Judee,
    Your Creamy Tomato Coconut Soup is just awesome, I really can't wait to try it. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  14. You are featured on AP Tuesday at New Nostalgia! Thanks for linking up!

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  15. What a lovely soup! thanks for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop.

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  16. What a great combo, this sounds really tasty! Thanks for sharing this with Sunday Night Soup Night, look forward to seeing you again soon!

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