It is officially fall!!! Grab your comfy sweaters, knee high boots and your soup pot – it’s going to be getting cozy in here. Let’s get this season started with a gigantic bowl of this Curried Tomato Soup!
There is absolutley nothing better than a piping hot bowl of tomato soup to warm the spirit and bring the family together around the dinner table. I have made so many versions over the years, but this one – this one tops the charts!
Todd and I agreed this isn’t your average bowl of tomato soup, it’s a decadent grown up bowl of tomato soup! It’s a little spicy, super rich and incredibly fragrant. Do we even need to talk about that gorgeous color? It’s brilliant hue and sultry flavor are the perfect backdrop for a little fresh veg and a yogurt swirl.
We happened to share this lovely spread on one of our last date night’s at home. It was really nice to share a meal, a few glasses of one of our friend’s wine and then curl up on the couch for a movie.( Granted, we had to ignore the children running in and out of the room, but we made it work. )We caught one another up on the happenings outside of our home and dreamingly talked about how our friends were at that very moment harvesting more grapes to start their first commercial run of of wine. This family has spent years perfecting their craft and sharing the fruits of their labor with their friends and loved ones, but soon they are going to have a real deal wine label!!! We are so proud of them an can’t wait to share more of their story here with you.
This curried tomato soup itself is great on its own, but when you serve it with a drizzle of yogurt over the top and all of the fresh elements of a classic raita mixed in…well, it really makes this version a total souper-star!
Now, I know what you’re thinking. You’re wondering why the heck I haven’t mentioned that gorgeous naan bread aren’t you?! Oh friend, I am as proud of this naan recipe as I am my Life Changing Gluten Free Biscuits and you know I’m pretty darn proud of those. I decided this garlic naan deserved its own recipe, so I’ll be sharing that one on the site with you next week.
Whatever you do though make the curried tomato soup and the naan together at some point – because OH.MY.WORD it’s totally worth the extra effort!Print
For the raita salad
- 1 Roma tomato, seeded and cored, cut into 1 cm dice
- 1/4 of a red onion, finely chopped
- 1 Persian cucumber, finely chopped
- 1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro stems and leaves
- sprinkle of kosher salt and sugar
For the soup
- 4 tablespoons vegan butter
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 2 1/2 tablespoons curry powder
- 1 tablespoon sweet paprika
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes and their juice
- 2 cups vegan “chicken” broth, I use Massel
- 1 hearty pinch of kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper to taste
- juice of half a lemon
- 1 cup Silk Plain Dairy-Free Yogurt Alternative
- 1 teaspoon coriander seeds, toasted and coarsely ground with a mortar and pestle
Make the raita salad:
Combin the tomato, red onion, cucumber, and cilantro in a bowl. Season with salt and a pinch of sugar. Set aside to marinate.
Make the soup:
Melt the vegan butter over medium heat. Add the onions and a generous pinch of salt, cook until translucent, about 4-5 minutes. Add the curry powder, sweet paprika, and cashews to the pan. Cook, staring continuously for 1 minute.
Add the tomatoes and the broth to the pan, increase the heat to high, bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat, add the lemon juice, then allow to cool slightly before pureeing the soup in a blender until smooth.
Serve the soup with a generous scoop of raita, a drizzle of vegan yogurt, and a sprinkle of crushed cumin seeds if desired.
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