Thursday, October 29, 2009

From the Garden: Carrot Tomato Soup

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Google any vegetable, bean or grain and you'll find lots of health benefits.  Soups are great ways to concentrate those nutrients.  After the garden froze,  I looked at the 3 last tomatoes from our garden sitting on the kitchen counter and looked at what was in my refrigerator and came up with this easy delicious soup.  I  processed all the vegetables in my cuisinart.  





Carrot-Tomato Soup

 2 tablespoons each of oil and butter (I use Smart  Balance)

1        large onion diced

 2 or 3 cloves garlic

3    large peeled tomatoes  (I dipped them in boiling water, then cold water to remove skins)

2    cups shredded scrubbed unpeeled carrots.  (you can also add a bit of fresh parsley and basil)

 3    cups Low Sodium V-8 Juice

        Fat free Sour Cream

        Salt and pepper to taste

In the oil & butter, sauté the onion & garlic.  Add the carrots and tomatoes. Cook until the carrots are done. Add V-8 juice. Cook for a few more minutes.  Check that carrots are soft.  Use submersion blender to blend as desired.  Serve and garnish with sour cream and salt and pepper to taste.


  1. Gloria, Soups are one of my favourite meals, and I make it often. Haven't put tomatoes and carrots together before, surprisingly! Often, I flavour carrot soup with fresh ginger and/or curry powder or paste. Of course, in almost any soup recipe (or any savoury recipe, in fact) the more garlic the merrier!

  2. Hmm. The editor in me wants to correct that: Soups are/and I make them... or: Soup is/and I make it. Nevertheless, you get the message: I like soup!

  3. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I love tomato soup and will try this recipe. I made a big chicken veggie soup today - hoping it will ease my husband's cold (he never ever gets a cold but has one now!). Thanks for sharing your recipe. Michelle

  4. You have an interesting garden area. Hope the deer are not a huge problem. Anyway this looks like a good the temperature drops we are thinking more and more about warm soups! It's great that most of this can come from our garden.

  5. I love carrot soups, but hadn't seen this version before. I'll be trying it ...