5-Minute Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup (paleo, too!)

5-Minute Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup #paleo #vegan8-ingredient creamy tomato soup without the cream. This easy, blend and go recipe is high in flavor, nutrients and feel-good whole food ingredients.

I visited Victoria last Fall for a writing workshop led by the fabulous, Alexandra Franzen. She’s a wordsmith extraordinaire, that woman.

Victoria is also the home of one of my favorite people on this planet who, upon hearing that I was in Victoria, asked that we meet up for lunch at Cafe Bliss. Brilliant thinker she is. I fell in love with the joint instantly – all vegan, all gluten-free, mostly raw, juices, bowls, salads, smoothies galore. I ended up visiting the cafe 4 times in the 3 days I was in Victoria.

Then, on my way back to the hostel from a sweaty yoga class, I stumbled on Be Love – the sister restaurant of Cafe Bliss. I stopped in for a light snack and decided that Be Love was even BETTER than Cafe Bliss.

I swear, magic goes into every dish on their menu. There wasn’t an item that I tried that I didn’t love (although their gingerade juice takes some getting used to. Holy ginger.)

5-Minute Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup #paleo #vegan

Weeks after returning home, I received an email from the Cafe Bliss team wondering if I would be open to receiving their cookbook, Blissful, and sharing it with you guys if I liked what I saw. Having had such a positive experience during my Victoria visit, I was more than happy to check it out.

Also, the super inspiring part to the whole thing is that all of the recipes are made by Heather Cunliffe, a lady out doing what I’ve always dreamed for myself – owning restaurants, creating food, building community, encouraging health, and rockin’ out recipe creation like no other.

Mad respect.

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What I think you’ll love about this cookbook: simple ingredients, easy steps, photos of many of the recipes and each is packed with intense flavor.

What I don’t think you’ll love about this cookbook (as with other raw food recipes): many of the recipes call for dehydrating (you can adjust the recipes to work in the oven by baking at 200F for about 1/3 of the dehydrating time) and there is a fair bit of soaking (it doesn’t take up time to soak, but it can be frustrating at times when all you want to do is cook).

All in all, if you’re looking for a fresh way to approach vegan recipe prep, Blissful has my stamp of approval.

If you’d like to win a copy of your very own, scroll down past this yummy recipe ;)

5-Minute Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup #paleo #vegan

4.9 from 8 reviews
5-Minute Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup (Paleo, too!)
Recipe type: Vegan, Paleo, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Egg-free
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Serves: 4
8-ingredient creamy tomato soup without the cream. This easy, blend and go recipe is high in flavor, nutrients and feel-good whole food ingredients.
  • 4 (375 grams) roma tomatoes
  • ½ cup (85 grams) sun dried tomatoes
  • ½ cup raw macadamia nuts
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup (20 grams) fresh basil
  • ½ teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 cups hot water
  1. Add all ingredients to the jug of your high-powered blender and blend, on high, for 5 minutes until heated through.
  2. Serve with a side of homemade sweet potato tortilla chips, if desired.
Macadamia Nuts: the trick is in the nuts. I would not omit these from the recipe. They give it SO much flavor.

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As I mentioned in the notes of this recipe, I highly, highly recommend using macadamia nuts in this recipe.

I tried using cashews and the flavor just wasn’t the same. Macadamia is where it’s at for this soup.

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Enter for a chance to win 1 of 2 Blissful Cookbooks, valued at $38

No purchase necessary. Giveaway open to residents of the US and Canada. Must be 18 or over to enter. Winner will be randomly drawn on Saturday March 15 at 11:59pm EST. The winner will be announced at the top of this post. If I don’t hear from you in 24 hours, a new winner will be drawn.

To Enter This Giveaway

  1. “LIKE” this update on Facebook
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5-Minute Vegan Cream of Tomato Soup #paleo #vegan

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  1. I don’t have pinterest, but I thought I’d give the contest entry a shot , anyway! I think I might also just have to make this soup for my lactose intolerant nephew :)

  2. so excited! i finally found a tomato soup recipe that looks good AND uses ingredients i can eat!! liked on facebook.

    • If you have leftovers, it works really great as a sauce for pasta, too!

  3. Liked and pinned, and very excited because my kids love tomato soup and now I can eat it WITH them, thanks:):)

  4. I liked the recipe on Facebook (…and shared it, but with as many people as I know with food allergies, SOMEONE other than me’s gotta benefit from the recipe lovin’!)

  5. pinned also! This looks like a great book to add to my collection! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. I wonder, can we add some cubed chunks to this soup at the end! We love chunky Mater Soup, I bet if I heat some on the stove and threw it in at the end, I bet this would work. I don’t have much luck with pulsing in my Vita, it seems even with a pulse and 3 or 4 quick presses I always end up pureeing everything lol

  7. Liked the post! Can’t do the Pinterest thing. Honestly I’d never even thought of how tomato soup was made creamy… I just assumed you blended tomatoes and voila. I can only imagine the rich taste nuts must give to a summer soup~
    I’ve noticed, Leanne – you don’t really follow seasonal produce for a lot of your recipes, do you (unless tomatoes are already present in Alberta but they’re months away where I am)?

  8. I’m wondering if sun-dried tomato paste can be used in this recipe, and if so, in what quantity? Thanks so much for the post, it looks delicious. I can’t wait to try it!

  9. I am trying to “like” the post but keep getting an error message :o(

    Can’t wait to try this soup!

    • Macadamia nuts are SO good if you place them in the freezer and then snack on them frozen! Highly recommend it ;)

  10. Can’t wait to try both restaurants next time I’m in Victoria! I’ve pinned it.

  11. I can’t wait to try your recipes! Blissful sounds like an amazing restaurant ! I don’t have Facebook so I hope this counts as an entry. S

  12. I want to try this – entering contest too but question: would it be bad to cook tomatoes down first? Just curious.

    • Hey Sarah – I wouldn’t bother cooking the tomatoes. The recipe really, really doesn’t need it. But if you’d like to, and you try it, let us know how it goes!

  13. I pinned this recipe on Pinterest! I was actually sick a few weeks ago and had to run to the store to stock up on some soup. I found myself getting frustrating because I could never find a paleo-friendly soup ANYWHERE. I settled for a creamy tomato soup, but it was full of dairy. I’m so happy to have this recipe now to make paleo-friendly creamy tomato soup! =) Thanks Leanne!

  14. Very good, fast, easy recipe! I used a can of roasted tomatoes instead of Roma because that’s what I had on hand. Of course I then did not add any salt and it was wonderful! In fact it took me less time to make my soup then my mother-in-law was able to fix her can of soup.

  15. Liked and pinned. I would have pinned anyway as Pintrest is a great way to have my on the go recipe book.


  16. OMG– this soup looks delicious, Leanne! DELICIOUS!! I’ve never thought to make a “cream” of tomato soup with sundried tomatoes vs fresh ones. This is going to ROCK!

    I really need to head to Be Love again soon. It’s been too long!

  17. Wow, this is super cool, I guess the macadamia nuts give it that creamy texture? Delish!

  18. Thanks for the tip on the nuts. I would have replaced the recipe with cashews! Looks like a fun cookbook to have!

  19. Okay, so I don’t have macadamia nuts hanging around, and the closest grocery store is an hour away. But I REALLY wanted soup. So I made the recipe but instead of macadamia nuts, I used cauliflower that I boiled in almond milk — your cream base for a bunch of other recipes! I also added a bit of butter, because I had it on hand and wanted some good fat in there (at least, good for me!).

    It was AMAZING! I can’t WAIT to do it with the macadamia nuts next time!

    Thanks, Leanne!

    • I’m sure they would work, but would definitely be a different flavor.

  20. Liked on Facebook. I don’t Pin but sure would enjoy a copy of the cookbook. This soup looks fabulous. Will make it very soon.

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