Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Vegan MoFo day 2 - Recreate a meal from your childhood

We used to have cream of tomato soup a lot when I was a kid, and my mum would make croutons out of toast to sprinkle on top. I wanted to replicate the kind of sweetness and creaminess of cream of tomato soup using cupboard staples, as I'm without a fridge right now (worst time for your fridge to die is vegan MoFo, fact). 
I was really pleased with the results, it's tasty and really filling due to the beans used. Also super creamy and tomato-y!

Kinda cream of tomato soup

Ingredients (makes 4-ish portions)

A generous glug of good quality olive oil
1 medium onion, peeled and diced
3 decent sized cloves of garlic, finely chopped
1 tin of chopped Italian tomatoes
1 tin of butter beans, drained and rinsed
2 tbsp tomato paste
4 tomatoes, halved
2 cups of vegetarian chicken broth (I used better than bouillon but vegetable stock would be fine)
1 tbsp Italian mixed herbs
Pinch of salt and freshly ground pepper
2-3 tbsp tahini

Halve your tomatoes, place on an oiled baking tray, and bake for 10-15 minutes on gas mark 6. You don't have to bake them but I find it releases their sweetness.
Saute the onions until translucent, add the stock, tin of tomatoes and salt and pepper. Bring to a low boil, add the remaining ingredients except the tahini, stir, simmer for half an hour.
Remove from heat and wait a few minutes to cool a little before stirring in the tahini and blitzing with a hand blender.
Garnish with freshly grated nutmeg or basil. Enjoy!


  1. Looks lovely and creamy - tomato soup is so satisfying :)

  2. This looks really good, I've never had tahini in a tomato soup before! I actually didn't like tomato soup (or tomato anything) growing up, but I did love those homemade toast croutons you mention. :)

  3. Me either, I would normally use soy cream but I used this instead due to not having a fridge right now, and it worked well :)

  4. I never ate tomato soup as a kid but I love it now. Yours looks great.