Vegan Tomato Soup With Tahini and Basil

Updated on March 29, 2018
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Tahini and Coconut Milk add Nutty Flavor and Nutrients to this Winter Soup

Tomato soup is my favorite appetizer, so much so that I make various types of tomato soup all the time. This vegan tomato soup is a winter winner. A hot bowl of this spicy and aromatic soup will surely clear your throat and make you feel fresh.

Tomatoes are a good source of antioxidants. Their health benefits are mainly due to their antioxidant properties. They are also high in vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and minerals. Vitamin C helps to control the increase of stress hormone in the body. It keeps the body energized and healthy.

Coconut milk is one of the leading ingredients used here. It helps to improve heart health by reducing blood pressure and cholesterol. It helps to build muscles and also to lose weight. It is a known product to prevent anemia. In addition to all these health benefits, coconut milk adds a sweet flavor and a creamy texture to the soup.

I used ripe tomatoes, onions, dried oregano, paprika, olive oil, fresh basil, coconut milk, and tahini in this recipe. It took me about 25 minutes to make this soup for three people. Tahini adds a lovely nutty flavor to this pureed soup.

Now, let me share the detailed recipe with you.

Vegan Tomato Soup With Tahini and Basil

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Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 25 min
Yields: Serves three or four people

Ingredients

  • 4 tomatoes, ripe, bright red
  • 1 small onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped, for garnishing
  • 1/2 tsp or less tahini
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt, or as per taste
  • 1/4 tsp paprika, or red chili powder

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Vegan Tomato Soup

  • Wash tomatoes. Boil them with some water for a minute. Next, turn off the heat.
  • Cover the vessel with a lid. After sometime, you will observe that, the skin of the tomatoes would have broken. Peel them. Chop the flesh. Keep aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in chopped onions. Saute them over medium heat until they turn transparent.
  • Add chopped tomatoes along with the juice. Throw in dried oregano, paprika, and salt. Stir-cook for two minutes. Turn off the heat. Set aside to cool.
  • Once cold, put it in a mixer. Grind to get a smooth puree. Return it to the same pan. Add a cup of water.
  • Add coconut milk. Bring the mix to a gentle boil. Next, simmer for two minutes. Turn off the heat. Add tahini sauce. Mix well.
  • Now, your favorite vegan tomato soup is ready! Pour it equally into three bowls. Add a few fresh basil strips on the top. Serve them!
  • Enjoy sipping this nutty-flavored creamy tomato soup!

Step one: Boil the whole tomatoes in water for a minute. Turn off the heat. Cover the vessel with a lid.
Step one: Boil the whole tomatoes in water for a minute. Turn off the heat. Cover the vessel with a lid.
You will observe that their skin breaks. Peel them. Chop the flesh. Keep aside.
You will observe that their skin breaks. Peel them. Chop the flesh. Keep aside.
Step two: Heat olive oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in chopped onions. Saute them until they are transparent.
Step two: Heat olive oil in a deep-bottomed pan. Throw in chopped onions. Saute them until they are transparent.
Step three: Add chopped tomato pulp with juice.
Step three: Add chopped tomato pulp with juice.
Step four: Add dried oregano, paprika, and salt. Boil the mix for 2-3 minutes.
Step four: Add dried oregano, paprika, and salt. Boil the mix for 2-3 minutes.
Next, turn off the heat.
Next, turn off the heat.
Keep aside for cooling.
Keep aside for cooling.
Step five: Put it in a mixer. Grind to get a smooth puree.
Step five: Put it in a mixer. Grind to get a smooth puree.
Step six: Return it to the same pan.
Step six: Return it to the same pan.
Step seven: Add coconut milk. Boil the mixture for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Step seven: Add coconut milk. Boil the mixture for 2-3 minutes. Turn off the heat.
Step eight: Finally, add tahini sauce. Mix well. Now, the soup is ready to serve!
Step eight: Finally, add tahini sauce. Mix well. Now, the soup is ready to serve!
Pour it equally into three bowls. Add a few fresh basil strips on them. Serve hot.
Pour it equally into three bowls. Add a few fresh basil strips on them. Serve hot.
Enjoy sipping this flavorful and creamy vegan tomato soup!
Enjoy sipping this flavorful and creamy vegan tomato soup!

Nutritional Information of Vegan Tomato Soup With Tahini and Basil

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1
Calories 126
Calories from Fat36
% Daily Value *
Fat 4 g6%
Saturated fat 0 g
Carbohydrates 12 g4%
Sugar 0 g
Fiber 3 g12%
Protein 3 g6%
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 46 mg2%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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