Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins
Found on Apartment Therapy via Melissa Clark's Cook This Now. The test recipe was cut in half. Fire-roasted tomatoes are strongly suggested for this soup recipe. Both stove top and crock pot directions are given.
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, olive oil (we used a combination of olive oil mostly and solid coconut oil) or 4 tablespoons coconut oil (we used a combination of olive oil mostly and solid coconut oil)
- 2 medium yellow onions, thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
- 3 teaspoons curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon chili flakes
- 2 (28 ounce) cans whole tomatoes (pref. fire-roasted)
- 6 cups vegetable broth
- 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
- Stove top: In a large pot over medium heat melt the butter/oil. Add the onions and salt, and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions soften - 10 minutes approximately.
- Stir in the curry powder, coriander, cumin, and chile flakes, and cook just until the spices are fragrant and toasty - stirring constantly at this point about 30 seconds.
- Stir in the tomatoes, the juices from the cans, and broth.
- Simmer for fifteen minutes or so, then puree with a hand blender until smooth. If you'd like your soup even a bit thinner or with more of a coconut taste- you can thin it with more broth or more coconut milk. Taste and adjust with more salt if necessary.
- Crock Pot: Follow directions #1 and #2 above. After sauteeing the onion and spices, pour that mixture plus the tomatoes and juices and broth into the crock pot. Simmer on HIGH for about 1 1/2 hours then LOW for about 3 hours longer.
- About 5 minutes before serving, I poured in about 5 ounces of the coconut milk. Stir and taste. Add more coconut milk for a more pronounced taste, as desired.
- Serving suggestions from the Apartment Therapy website: any or all of the following: cooked brown rice, lemon wedges, toasted almond slices, pan-fried paneer, fresh cilantro, parsley, thyme or oregano, a poached egg.
- For the test recipe, we added to each serving of soup about 1/4 cup scoop short grain brown rice, a tablespoon or so (dollop) of thick coconut milk, fresh cilantro and lemon wedges.
I had a big batch of fresh vegetable broth on hand, and felt a strong craving for tomato soup---and this recipe it the spot perfectly! Ideal combination of nutritious AND delicious!