Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Coconut Curry Tomato Soup

Rainy, freezing cold days, like the ones we have been having makes me crave my ultimate comfort food: tomato soup and grilled cheese. Or 'girled' cheese, if you're Noodle Nose.

Yes, the rainy days always make me want it. That and my cousin posted on Facebook that they were having tomato soup and grilled cheese for dinner and that just tipped me over the edge.

Aside from being deliciously delicious, tomato soup is ultra versatile. You can make it into anything you want. You can go standard tomato, you can do coconut, pesto, spicy, chunky, the possibilites are endless!

I've made this one before, and if you look in the 'soup' section, you will see there are several other versions. It's a great way to play around in the kitchen. Even better if the rain is pouring down outside!


1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1/2 medium sweet onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped fine or smashed
2 cans (14 oz) organic diced tomatoes
1 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp coriander
1 can coconut milk
2-3 Tablespoons fresh basil, julienned and sliced down the middle

Grilled cheese... the caramelized onion grilled cheese is my favorite

In a soup pot, heat oil on med/high and add onions and garlic. Saute on high, stirring, for about 3-5 minutes, until translucent and soft. Reduce heat and add tomatoes, curry, salt, pepper, cumin and coriander. Mix to incorporate, reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer, stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile.... prep your grilled cheese!
After about 10-15 min of soup simmering, uncover, taste and add salt, as needed.

Add coconut milk and basil. Stir and let cook, uncovered for another 8-10 minutes.
If you have a hand blender (best investment ever!!!) immerse it into the soup and give it a blend. Note: you don't have to completely puree it... let it have a little texture.

If you don't have a hand blender, transfer into a blender and roughly blend; again, texture. Then transfer back into the pot.

Ladle soup into a bowl, arrange bowl on a plate, cut grilled cheese and serve. If you like, you can serve a fresh green salad alongside, for some fresh fiber.

Enjoy, and stay warm!!


  1. looks lovely .....wld love it on a cold rainy day like today :)

  2. This is a hit. Made it tonight! Thanks!!!



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