Creamiest Tomato Soup with cashews

When the weather gets cold, I love a rich, creamy bowl of soup. Who doesn’t? It’s the best. My favorite is tomato soup, but I have to admit, I’m a little picky about it. I like my tomato soup thick and creamy. It shouldn’t have chunks and it shouldn’t be brothy.

I finally decided to try and make my own tomato soup, it seemed only logical. I was blown away by not only how easy it was to make but how amazingly flavorful it was. Since it is nearly as easy as heating up a can of soup, and about 10 thousand times better, I don’t think I’ll ever go back to eating pre-made soup again.

Creamy tomato soup approved by Shawn Bannon.

The key to making it so rich and creamy was cashews. I considered using some sort of soy creamer but knew it wouldn’t give it the right density or the subtle nuttiness.

please sir, may i have some more

I most definitely had seconds (and thirds). It was hearty enough to eat on it’s own, but since I ate it a few nights in a row, we also had some kale and roasted butternut squash to go along with it.

Creamy Tomato Soup

  • 1/2 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 2 Tbsp Earth Balance
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2-4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 28 oz can of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • salt & pepper to taste

In a food processor, blend together your cashews and vegetable broth until smooth. Pour into a separate container and set aside.

In a medium sauce pan, over medium heat, melt the Earth Balance. Add the onions and saute for about 2-3 minutes. As they begin to become fragrant, add in the garlic and saute until your onions are soft and translucent, stirring as not to burn. Add in your tomatoes, including any liquid in the can. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes before pouring into your food processor. Blend until combined and not chunky. Add in the nutritional yeast and pulse to combine. Add in the cashew mixture and blend until very smooth. Season with salt and pepper to your liking and pulse a few times.

It will be fairly thick, so if you like a less robust soup, add more vegetable broth.

14 Responses to “Creamiest Tomato Soup with cashews”
  1. Becky says:

    omg I think I’m going to make this RIGHT NOW for lunch!

  2. kim g. says:

    I’m picky about tomato soup too, so I can’t wait to try this. It looks so good!

  3. Veronica says:

    Wow, Alix, this looks AMAZING. I can’t wait to try it! So simple, but it looks so goooood.

  4. Christina says:

    This looks so easy and delicious! I think I will definitely make this later tonight!

  5. Ashlae says:

    Mmm, I have been longing for a bowl of good tomato soup. I’ve never been able to eat soup out of an aluminum can (I swear I can always taste the metal), so I only have soup when visiting family for the holidays (i.e. now). I’m heading back home on Saturday, just in time for snow, and this is definitely going to be Sunday night’s dinner. Thanks, Alix!

  6. Sara says:

    We will definitely be trying this soon, Alix. We like our soup the same way but haven’t had any since going vegan for fear of failing while attempting to make it “creamy”.

    Thank you!

  7. Abby Bean says:

    It’s a pet peeve of mine that most tomato soups contain dairy; so unnecessary. Even Amy’s, who makes awesome soups, does not have a vegan tomato.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  8. jennifer says:

    this sounds and looks amazing!!! cannot wait to make it! <3

  9. Shiri says:

    Oooh, that sounds really good. I’ve never used cashews to make soup creamy, I always use rice. In case you’re interested: . Sub for butter and you’re set!

  10. Rachel says:

    This looks amazing!
    I was just wondering, how many servings does it make?

  11. caitlin says:

    this is incredible! i love a good tomato soup but i have grown tired of canned versions. this is so creamy and thick, more like a bisque. super easy, too! i used two 14.5 oz cans of diced tomatoes, because that’s what i had. it turned out wonderfully!

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