When I make tomato soup, I close my eyes and remember coming inside after playing in the snow to my mom’s homemade cream of tomato soup. Although most kids don’t like tomatoes, I don’t know many who don’t like tomato soup. In fact, my daughter explained it best, years ago. “Mom, tomato soup is awesome, but tomatoes are disgusting.” Somehow, that was an explanation. Now, all I had to do was figure out how to make skinny cream of tomato soup just as creamy as mom’s.
In order to make the BEST cream of tomato soup, the kind of tomatoes you choose are extremely important. Years ago, I discovered POMI tomatoes ! Truly, POMI tomatoes contain one ingredient, TOMATOES; no sugar, oil, or salt. And that is why I only buy POMI.
Another key to skinny cream of tomato soup is the blender. Even though everyone swears by the Vitamix, I prefer my Nutribullet. Believe it or not, I bought a Vitamix and returned it after I homemade peanut butter, and I spent an hour trying to dig in from the bottom of the blender.
Additionally, my Nutribullet was a quarter of the cost, and I’ve had it for years. Also, it has several size cups to make cooking easier.
The final trick to skinny cream of tomato soup is the use of cashew cream, or lite coconut milk. So, if you are allergic to nuts, or don’t eat nuts, I have two options for you to choose your preference.
Another fun idea is to pair your skinny cream of tomato soupsome vegan grilled cheese croutons; the kids will love it!