If you have lots of fresh garden tomatoes then you might want to try this Easy Dairy-Free Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup.
In addition to the juicy tomatoes, coconut milk and hemp hearts are important ingredients in this recipe! They help transform the soup into a smooth and extra flavourful, nutritious and comforting meal.
Trying new vegetables
Making meals that my whole family will enjoy is often challenging. I will admit that no two people love the same thing, so I’m always trying new concoctions. Plus, what works one week, never seems to work the week after.
Encourage your kids to taste new things! Don’t get in a rut of always preparing the same go-to meals. Children enjoy variety as much as we do. They might not like some things at first, but surprisingly, in time their taste buds will welcome new vegetables and fruits. After all, we can’t expect our children to experiment with new foods if we don’t try it ourselves.
This message is for you! Cook with different vegetables every week and challenge yourself in the kitchen. Try new things, let your kids taste, and ask them their opinion. Include them in prepping your ingredients.
Over time they will be excited to include new foods in their weekly meals. Ask them to choose a new vegetable and fruit next time you bring them to the grocery store or your local Farmers’ Market. Your recipes don’t have to be complicated, just healthy and nutritious like this Easy Dairy-Free Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup!
Organic hemp hearts (seeds) are in many of my recipes lately. Reducing, or eliminating, animals products from our meals means we have to find different ways to add beneficial plant protein to our diets.
I really like Manitoba Harvest’s Organic Hemp Hearts. I add them in so many recipes; my granola mix, smoothies, salads, soup, stews, and even in my sandwiches. I put those little seeds in everything. I’ve even made bread with them! Adding quality nutrients to my recipes is important to me.
Strawberry Banana Hemp Milk
Did you know that you can make plant-based milk with hemp hearts? A few weeks back I wrote a post and included a quick Strawberry Banana Hemp Milk recipe.
Hope you try it because it’s GOOD! Just like a shake with dairy milk but without the belly cramps!
This soup is easy to make and includes common ingredients. If you can’t find fresh turmeric at your local store, you can sub it with ground turmeric, try 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon to start.
Also, if you don’t have access to hemp hearts, you could use sunflower or pumpkin seeds (or cashews if you’re not allergic). Just soak the seeds (or nuts) for 2-4 hours first, making them easier to blend and digest.
If coconut milk is also hard to find, use any other non-dairy milk that you can tolerate. Cashew, almond, soy, or rice milk are some examples, but please make sure you’re not sensitive or allergic to them before consuming them. Organic is always best, ensuring top quality and flavour.
You don’t want to drink nut or soy milk if it’s not organic. We don’t need more toxins in our system. Same with the coconut milk, organic is better, and if purchased in a can, make sure it’s BPA free. I use, and highly recommend Cha’s Organic coconut milk. I order it online, and it gets delivered right to my front door!
I love eating this soup with my homemade Coconut Seed Granola that was part of my Coconut Chia Applesauce Parfait recipe. It adds crunch and the perfect combination of textures. It’s really delicious!
For kids, you can add some cooked noodles or rice to the soup. If you want to keep it simple, sprinkle some hemp hearts or coconut bacon with fresh chopped cilantro. Yum! I’m hungry now!
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Enjoy this soup! It’s simple, comforting and so good!
If you have a lot of extra garden tomatoes on hand, this is a great soup recipe to try. Made with fresh ingredients and a pretty easy to whip up even for beginner cooks. Many traditional creamy tomato soups contain milk. This one includes a little coconut milk and some hemp hearts to create the perfect creaminess. For little ones, add some cooked pasta noodles or rice to make it more fun for them to eat. Enjoy!
- 1 large onion, roughly chopped
- 3 celery stalks, roughly chopped
- 1 carrot, peeled and cut into smaller pieces
- 1/2-1 teaspoon fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 1/2-1 teaspoon fresh turmeric, peeled and grated
- 2-3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil
- 8 cups fresh tomatoes, cut up into smaller pieces
- 1 cup vegetable broth*
- 1/2 cup coconut milk
- 1/3 cup hemp hearts
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1/4 garlic powder
- In a large soup pot, on medium heat, place prepared onions, celery, carrots, ginger, turmeric, garlic, and oil, cook until tender about 8-10 minutes.
- Add tomatoes, broth, salt, pepper, and garlic powder, and simmer for at least 20 minutes until all vegetables are soft.
- Transfer cooked vegetables to a high-speed blender**, blend until smooth.
- Add hemp hearts and coconut milk to puréed soup and blend until smooth.
- Transfer soup back into soup pot.
- Reheat on low for 5-8 minutes until slightly bubbly, serve and enjoy.
Store any leftovers in a glass jar or bowl for up 10 days.
Freezing this soup has not been tested, but I’m sure it would be fine.
* You can use chicken broth if you are not vegan.
** Make sure your blender can handle hot liquid. If not, you will have to let the vegetables cool before blending.