The most luscious tomato soup out there! Delicious, creamy, rich tomato bisque that is dairy-free, oil-free and comes together in less than an hour!
If there is one food at the very top of my list that I love to eat above all things, it would be soup. I am the type of person who could eat soup every single day of the year, whether it's freezing outside or burning up in the middle of summer. I love holding a warm bowl of soup in my hands, sitting on the couch and savoring every single bite. It's so simple, yet something I enjoy immensely. This vegan tomato bisque is a new favorite.
One thing I don't enjoy, is long drawn out recipes, especially when I'm starving. The majority of my recipes are super simple and rather quick. Some require a bit more time, like my Smoky White Bean Potato Stew and the super popular Spicy BBQ Lentil Loaf. Sometimes, the extra time require is necessary for a particular recipe. But during the week, and most days, I need things quick. I have a very busy schedule and a 4 year old with me, literally, 24/7, so I need simple recipes.
BEST VEGAN TOMATO SOUP
So, when I was reminiscing about the Tomato Bisque I used to devour back in my pre-vegan days, I wanted it immediately. But a big ohhhhh nooo did I feel like fooling around with running to the store to buy tomatoes and more importantly, fiddling around with roasting them and that extra time involved. So, this amazing Lazy Day Vegan Tomato Bisque was born.
Oh Lordy, get ready to add this to your favorites...because even though it's super simple and ready in less than an hour, it's so darn delicious, I nearly ate the whole pot myself. I served it with some broiled bread and OMG, it was as enjoyable to me as eating chocolate, for real. I love tomato soup. I love the tangy bite from the tomatoes and the creaminess and slight sweetness that balances out the tangy tomatoes. You would never believe that it is dairy-free and oil-free. It's just like I remembered.
So, to create that creaminess and slight sweetness that a truly good tomato bisque has, I used a teensy bit of pure maple syrup and cashew butter! Yes, cashew butter is the miracle worker again. In case you don't know what I'm referring to, check out my 20 Minute Vegan Alfredo. That has shot right up to being one of the most popular recipes I've ever written. I hope all of you are keeping cashew butter on hand now, right?
This recipe is ridiculously easy, you simply chop up some onion, 3 carrots and some garlic and throw everything into the pot and cook. Blend until creamy and serve. That's it. Couldn't be easier. I also have a little tip for you, if you don't already do this. I buy bags of onions, then chop them all up, measure them all out each by 1 cup and keep them stored separately in ziplock bags (1 cup in each bag) in the freezer for quick dinner time. So, for this soup I just grabbed a baggy and threw it in my pot. So, all I had to do was the carrots and garlic, which just took like 3 minutes. From start to finish, it is all ready in less than an hour.
While it's cooking, slice up some bread and broil it and you are good to go. I was in such a happy place eating all of this.
So, enough talking, here's the recipe.