Easy & Hearty Vegan Tomato Soup Chock Full O Veggies

Total Time
55mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 35 mins

Just because it's vegan doesn't mean it's tasteless! This soup is pretty rich and hearty, and it's a healthy meatless and animal-product-free version of the classic comfort food. It's a fun soup for the whole family, and your kids will LOVE it with grilled cheese sandwiches! I love my grilled cheese dipped in this soup. :) This is my very own recipe: my uncle is a professional chef and taught me how to cook in his massive kitchen but I can't do the insanely complex stuff he does. Thus while trying to find vegetarian and vegan recipes, I discovered this mixture by accident-- and have now perfected it instead of eating some overly salty Progresso crap. Other Notes: 1) This is the UPDATED recipe, the first one was kinda rough, I've perfected it now. 2) You can also use 1-2 bay leaves for extra kick but I usually don't keep them around. 3) Try it with some extra orzo or ditalini if you want to make a meal out of it!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Rinse and drain all the canned food and put in a large bowl for now.
  2. Finely chop the celery and put it in the bowl too.
  3. Cook the ditalini al dente and put it aside for now, still in the water so it doesn't dry out.
  4. Put the vegetable broth, oil, and tomato paste into a large saucepan, mix together on high heat.
  5. When this completely melds, lower the heat and add the minced garlic, onion powder, black pepper, and basil. Stir.
  6. Add the whole bowl of veggies and blend in well.
  7. Drain the ditalini and add to the mix.
  8. Let simmer for 10-15 minutes or until thick and bubbly.
Most Helpful

This is a very tasty soup with some great textures in it. I ate this with some tofu for a very vegan dinner. This makes a VERY thick soup. Unless you like an intense tomato-ey taste I recommend you use only two 6 ounce cans of tomato paste, and/or up the vegetable broth. I used two and a half cans of tomato paste (I had a half can of leftovers) and added additional broth and I still felt it was too thick. Otherwise, I really liked it. My store had no canned potatoes, so I diced up a freshly peeled potato and boiled it for a while. Instead of ditalini I used some elbows and I included a couple of bay leaves. I really liked the resulting texture and taste, but I still recommend using less paste. Thanks the80srule :)

Kumquat the Cat's friend December 23, 2009