Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup Recipe

The secret to this creamy vegan tomato soup recipe is fire-roasted tomatoes and cashews. It’s fast and easy, and star toasts make it a hit with kids.

  Simplest Tomato Soup with Star Toasts | A Couple Cooks

This creamy vegan tomato soup recipe is sponsored by Muir Glen. All opinions are our own. 

Sometimes life needs a little spicing up to make familiar things new again, and it’s funny what even the simplest things can do. Moving a piece of furniture can make a whole new room. Taking a new way to work, trying a new restaurant, or exploring a new neighborhood can add a new dimension to a familiar city. Even just adding a new recipe or two to the rotation can make the weekday grind more fun. This vegan tomato soup recipe is a new favorite of ours: especially spicing it up with these star toasts! Keep reading for the vegan tomato soup recipe and a bit more about keeping recipes interesting. 

Spicing up recipes with a special touch

And adding new dimensions to keep things interesting for adults, it’s even better with kids. As a child, I remember our family had a plate with the words “You’re the Best” inscribed in script along with a big red heart. We typically ate on white plates, but every so often, the “You’re the Best” plate would make an appearance at my or my sister’s place at the table. Sometimes it appeared if we were especially good, but other times it was for no specific reason at all. And let me tell you, if you ate on the “You’re the Best” plate it was basically THE BEST DAY EVER. (Genius, Mom; genius.)

As a new parent, I’m working to find devious ways to make things seem special once our toddler Larson gets old enough. (All you with children, please advise.) Case in point: these star toasties that top this vegan tomato soup recipe! My child self would have been in love with these little toasts — because even my adult self is! Something about floating stars in soup makes it much more intriguing to eat, no matter what your age. Once Larson is old enough (he’s almost there), I know these will be a big hit. 

How about you — what simple things do you do to keep life interesting and varied? Or for those of you with kiddos, what fun things have you added to make things feel special? 

Simplest Tomato Soup with Star Toasts | A Couple Cooks

How to make this creamy tomato soup recipe

And while we’re hoping the star toasts go over well with the littles, there’s more to this vegan tomato soup recipe than just fancy toast. First of all, this creamy vegan tomato soup recipe is made silky smooth by blending in cashews instead of the typical cream. And though it’s simple to put together, it’s got a robust, bright flavor.

The main secret (besides cashews) is using fire-roasted tomatoes. Why? Fire roasted tomatoes have a sweeter, more developed flavor than other canned tomatoes, making them perfect for using in a quick vegan tomato soup recipe. We use Muir Glen’s fire-roasted brand and love the way they allow for a robust taste without simmering for hours. For this tomato soup recipe, we’d recommend finding fire-roasted for the best flavor. Since it’s vegan, it works for multiple diets. But don’t let that deter you if you’re not looking for a vegan tomato soup recipe: it’s mainly just plain delicious! And the cashews add some protein and body.

Simplest Tomato Soup with Star Toasts | A Couple Cooks

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This Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup recipe is vegetarian, vegan, gluten free plant based, dairy free, naturally sweet, and refined sugar free.

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Creamy Vegan Tomato Soup Recipe


1 Star (4 votes, average: 5.00 out of 1)

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 to 6
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

The secret to this creamy vegan tomato soup recipe is fire-roasted tomatoes and cashews. It’s fast and easy, and star toasts make it a hit with kids.


Ingredients

  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 28-ounce can Muir Glen fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
  • 1 quart vegetable broth
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 4 slices bread
  • Chives, for garnish

Instructions

  1. Chop 1 onion. Mince 4 cloves garlic. Chop ½ cup basil leaves.
  2. In a medium pot, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat. Add onion and sauté for 5 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic and red pepper flakes; sauté 1 minute until fragrant. Add white wine vinegar and cook until evaporated.
  3. Add basil, cashews, canned tomatoes and their liquid, broth, kosher salt, and black pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes. When done, use an immersion blender to puree the soup for several minutes until creamy and the cashews have fully incorporated (alternatively, puree in a blender).
  4. Meanwhile, toast the bread slices and use small, star-shaped cutters to cut out star shapes. Chop the chives.
  5. Serve soup warm with star toasts and chopped chives.

Keywords: Healthy Soup, Soup, Vegetarian Soup, Vegan Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Healthy Recipes, Healthy Recipes for Kids, Kid Recipes

About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is an acclaimed vegetarian cookbook author and cook based in Indianapolis. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious.

9 Comments

  • Reply
    Chris
    May 9, 2016 at 11:25 am

    Any time they can eat with a toothpick, it’s a hit! All the fruit, all the veggies chopped up and served on a flat plate with toothpicks. Especially with a little cinnamon on the fruit! Makes healthy eating a fun treat at snack time.

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    Beth ~ Gneiss Spice
    May 9, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Now that I have a wee one (and I refuse to cook 2 dinners), I’m always on the lookout for “toddler friendly” meals—and star toasts—amazing! Plus, this recipe is great because the cashews add protein and more importantly, everything is in my pantry!!! As for keeping life interesting, we do it with spices, of course… Tomato soup, my go to is curry if I want it a bit more exotic (Thai curry blend works well) or an herb/italian blend if I’m eating it with grilled cheese. Oh, and grilled cheese stars would be fun, too! (Kids love dipping anything and everything).

    • Reply
      Sonja
      May 29, 2016 at 12:50 pm

      Ooo I love the idea of adding curry to a tomato soup! We have a fantastic Thai curry paste that would be perfect. And grilled cheese stars would be even better :)

  • Reply
    Allyson
    May 9, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I live in a place where I can do most of my errands on foot. I try to vary the route I take to go to the bank, the grocery store, the library, etc. It’s so soothing to walk around an area of the city that I should know, but haven’t explored that particular pocket. I love it.

    I have no advice for children, but I bet they’d love these star toasts. And this soup, for that matter. It sounds delicious.

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    Kari
    May 9, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    I love tomato soup. That plus grilled cheese and a good book on a rainy day is one of my favorites!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

  • Reply
    Sukey
    May 9, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I live in England and it is impossible to get fire roasted tomatoes here. Have you any suggestions about what to add for a similar flavour please? When my boys were young, the eldest really didn’t like sandwiches so I used to cut them out using biscuit cutters like tractors and ducks. Did the trick!

    • Reply
      Sonja
      May 29, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Sukey! So sorry for the delay in response! We had another question on this as well from a reader in the UK. I would say just try to find the highest quality tinned tomatoes that you can – you also may find you’ll have to cook the soup a bit longer to develop the flavor. Let me know if you try it out! And, I LOVE the idea of tractors and ducks, so cute! I will have to use that in the future :)

      • Reply
        Sukey
        May 29, 2016 at 2:28 pm

        Thank you Sonja, will give it a go and report back! Hopefully fire roasted tomatoes will become available soon :-)

  • Reply
    Sarah | Well and Full
    May 11, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    The child in me would love these star toasties…. and the adult in me too! :D

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