No Salt, No Oil Tomato Soup | Easy Vegan Recipe
Valentine’s Day is approaching fast and there’s no better way to a person’s heart than a home-cooked meal, especially when that meal is heart healthy! This Tomato Soup is rich and flavorful, but easy enough for even novice chefs. It’s really just a sheet pan meal, blended up to perfection. You’ll be making this one on rotation once you’ve tried it!
What we also love about this lovely recipe is you don’t have to be too particular about your tomatoes. In fact, using up old, mushier tomatoes makes for a delicious soup. I know there are several grocery stores that have an “old” produce section where you can get a bunch of veggies marked down for an deep discount. Next time you see tomatoes, pick them up for this recipe!
There are three essential steps to this one: roasting some veggies, sauteeing some veggies, and blending. We start out with rough chopping our tomatoes and fennel and peeling our garlic and getting that into the oven. You’ll want to roast this in a deep dish like a pyrex so that the tomato juices don’t overflow. All of the juices are going to seep out of the tomatoes and coat the garlic so that it doesn’t burn, and then they will evaporate out for that sweet and roasted tomato flavor that gives this dish it’s signature taste.
While the tomatoes, fennel, and garlic are roasting, we’re going to rough chop a mirepoix of carrots, celery, and onion. If you’re not much of a chopping expert, then this is the recipe for you! Nothing has to be too particular since it will all be blended in the end anyhow. If you’re the type of person that uses your food processor or a slap chop to chop, feel free to use those as well.
We’re going to saute up our mirepoix with some veggie stock on the stove. We like using veggie stock when the end result is a soup or stew because it adds an extra oomph of flavor. To the mix goes our spices, and some fresh thyme. Feel free to use dried, but fresh herbs make this homemade soup all the better. I would experiment with fresh oregano or basil if you can’t find fresh thyme.