Gluten-Free Tomato Soup
Sneaky Tomato Soup
A old school family favorite- tomato soup. Right? Here's an easy kid-friendly recipe. With a secret. When I was a little girl cabbage was a stinky word. Cabbage was something you wrinkled your nose at. The mere mention of the word conjured the smell of my grandmother's house- which was, in truth, an olfactory bouquet of Lucky Strikes, boiled eggs and kielbasa. Cabbage was only the top note. And how I hated it.
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 sweet onion, diced
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 small head green cabbage, cored, chopped
4 carrots, peeled, chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
1 28-oz can Muir Glen Organic Crushed Tomatoes with Basil
2 14-oz cans Muir Glen Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles- use plain tomatoes for a milder taste
A quick splash of balsamic vinegar- or cider vinegar
A pinch of organic sugar or dab of organic raw agave
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon smoked or sweet paprika
Fresh water, as needed
Heat a soup pot over medium high heat and pour in the olive oil. Add the onions and stir to cook. When the onions have softened, add the garlic, sweet potato, cabbage and carrots. Season with sea salt and ground pepper. Stir and cook for ten minutes or so to soften a bit.
Serves 4 to 6.
Yes, this can be easily cooked all day in a slow cooker. Just remember to open a window. (Just kidding. Really. It smells yummy. No crinkled noses.)
This recipe is South Beach Diet friendly in phase allowing carrots; or omit.
Try my Roasted Tomato Soup Roasted Tomato Soup recipe here.