Am I wearing you out with the soup recipes yet?
Hope not, because this one is pretty incredible. This is my Creamy Vegan Tomato Bisque recipe and my whole family is obsessed with it.
In fact, my 11-year-old daughter tells me this is her #1 favorite food in the world, followed by pizza at #2 and then cheeseburgers at #3. So if that doesn’t tell you how good this soup is, then I don’t know what will.
I’ve been making this soup for years. I had the most delicious creamy tomato bisque at a local neighborhood restaurant years ago. It was a cold and snowy day, and it just hit the spot. So I came up with my own version and recipe to make at home.
I started out making this soup with dairy, but as I’ve learned that limiting dairy best serves my digestive health, I now make all my creamy soups with cashew cream. It’s an excellent substitution for dairy in almost any recipe. And so that’s how this Creamy Vegan Tomato Bisque came to be the version it is today.
Creamy Vegan Tomato Bisque Recipe
- 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked for a few hours or overnight
- 1 large red or yellow bellow pepper, roughly chopped
- 1 large yellow onion, roughly chopped
- 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 28 oz can whole tomatoes
- 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes (I like to use fire roasted)
- 1 tbsp sugar
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 tsp dried basil
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp sea salt
- Black pepper to taste
- Add the pepper, onion, and garlic to a large heavy pot over medium heat. Add a bit of water if need to keep the veggies from sticking. Sauté until the onion is translucent, about 7 or 8 minutes.
- Add both cans of tomatoes, sugar, vegetable broth, basil, oregano, sea salt and black pepper to taste to the soup and bring to a simmer. Allow to simmer on medium to medium-low for about 10 minutes. Remove the soup from the heat.
- Drain the water from the cashews and add them to a high speed blender. Add 1/2 cup of water to the blender, blending the cashews and water until smooth and thick, about 2 minutes. You now have cashew cream!
- Add the cashew cream to the pot of soup. Use an immersion blender to purée the soup in the pot. Alternatively, you can blend the soup in your blender by blending half the batch, then the other. Be very careful if using this method as the soup will be VERY HOT. Taste and adjust seasonings before allowing the soup to sit for about 10 minutes before serving, which will help the flavors to blend well.
- This soup is even better a day or two after making it. Just add a bit of water to reheat and thin out if it’s become too thick in the refrigerator, and adjust the seasonings again if needed.
I love to see your beautiful creations! If you make this Creamy Vegan Tomato Bisque recipe or any of my other recipes, be sure to tag me on Instagram or Facebook so I can see how it turned out and share it on my page!