Peanut tomato soup on a colourful napkin
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Peanut and Tomato Soup

An unusual tomato soup that just may become your new favourite. Spices and peanut butter add flavour and body to this quick and easy soup.
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Trish Cowper | www.infinebalance.com

Ingredients

  • 2 28 oz cans of whole or diced tomatoes no-salt added, (or 2.5 lbs fresh tomatoes, skin on, rough chopped)
  • 1 medium white onion roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon peanut or coconut oil
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 inch piece of ginger grated, about 1 tablespoon (or 1 teaspoon dried ginger)
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk or half and half for a non-vegan soup
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • a hearty pinch of cayanne pepper
  • 1/2 - 1 tablespoon honey or agave syrup to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt plus more to taste
  • freshy ground black pepper
  • chopped salted peanuts to garnish

Instructions

  • Toss onion and canned tomatoes into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  • Heat coconut oil in a large dutch oven on medium heat, add garlic and ginger and saute about 1 minute. Pour in tomato and onion mixture and bring to a gentle boil. Simmer for 10-15 minutes, the soup will become a rich deep orangy-red. Add spices, simmer for another minute or so, then remove from heat.
  • Stir in peanut butter, coconut milk (or creamer) and 1/2 tablespoon of honey or agave until melted throughout. Season with salt and pepper and adjust sweetness if desired by adding the remaining portion of honey or agave. If you use conventional peanut butter you may not need additional sweetner.
  • Re-heat before serving, if needed, garinish with chopped peanuts.

Notes

Keep this soup vegan by using agave for sweetness and coconut milk to add some creaminess.
Blending the tomatoes and onions before cooking saves time - less chopping, less cooking. Making this a super quick meal.
You can use any kind of smooth peanut butter in this soup. Natural, unsweetened varieties or conventional. Adjust amount of sweetener you add if needed.