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Cajun Tomato Soup

by Emma on September 29, 2011

in Dinner,Soup,Vegan

I love soup.

No, let me rephrase. I LOVE soup.

Ok, that was more formatting than rephrasing…

… the point is, when you have a giant grilled cheese sandwich party you need to make soup. Otherwise riots may happen. You never know. I love tomato soup, but I wanted to somehow dress it up to be a little different from classic tomato soup.

So I decided to make it Cajun. Sounded good. And I like it, although I think I added too much Cajun spice to mine. I’ve adjusted the recipe below to be something a lot less spicy than mine was. So if you make this, follow the recipe below and then give it a taste and adjust the level of spice to however you like it.

Cajun Tomato Soup, serves 4-5.

Needed: 2 (28 ounce) cans whole tomatoes, 2-3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 yellow onion, 1 teaspoon Cajun spice, salt and pepper to taste.

In a large pot or dutch oven heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add in the chopped onion and cook until the onions begin to soften, 4-5 minutes. Now add the tomatoes (and their juices) and the Cajun spice. Use an immersion blender to blend everything up, or you could do this in batches in a blender or food processor. But we careful when blending hot liquids…. because they are hot. Dude. After its blended into a nice soup consistency keep cooking so it’s hot through out and thickens up a bit. Taste and add more spice or salt and pepper as needed.

Serve hot with a drizzle of olive oil and a grilled cheese sandwich on the side. :)

xo. Emma

{ 16 comments }

Ashlae September 29, 2011 at 5:54 pm

I have pneumonia right now – it’s not as bad as people make it out to be – and have been living on a diet of soup for the past week. I decided last night I was going to make tomato soup today, and what do you know? You posted a recipe for it! Totally meant to be. It looks delicious and I cannot wait to make it.

Rachel September 29, 2011 at 6:06 pm

tomato soup and grilled cheese is an obsession of mine, foodie wise. this looks amazing.

<3

Rae Veda September 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm

This looks so yummy! I love all things tomato. xo, rv

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Sarah September 29, 2011 at 6:41 pm

Soup, soup, a-tasty
soup, soup, a-spicy
carrot and corriander!
chilli chowder!
crouton, crouton,
crunchy friends in a liquid broth!
I am gazpacho, ooh!
I am a summer soup, mmm!
miso, miso,
fighting in the dojo
miso, miso,
oriental prince in the land of soup!

Annie September 29, 2011 at 6:49 pm

sounds de-light-fullll.. Dude. hehe..

xo,
annie

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Vanessa September 29, 2011 at 7:52 pm

yum yum yum yum yum yum yummmmmmm!

Marisa September 29, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Tomato soup and grilled cheese is one of my favorite meals. Inspired by your fancy grilled cheese sandwiches, I made a goat cheese and apple panini. It was tasty! Thanks for helping me try new things in the kitchen!

Lauren September 29, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Tomato soup is definitely one of my favorites. Adding Cajun seasonings sounds like a great idea! I’m so glad it’s finally autumn (although we’ve had warmer weather here this week–boo).

Georgia September 29, 2011 at 10:41 pm

this look delicious! :)

grace September 30, 2011 at 12:34 am

YUM YUM YUM – this looks awesome. This with a grilled cheese would be PERFECTION.

-grace

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dena miller September 30, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Looks good and sounds yummy!! I LOVE Tomato Soup…I add cream to mine….yummm!!!

marla September 30, 2011 at 2:19 pm

so, i’ve got to be honest…i’m not a huge tomato soup fan. BUT the cajun seasoning might do the trick! i put cajun seasoning on almost everything, because i think it has magic powers.
i did my take on a tomato soup (maybe bisque is a better word?), and it worked out pretty well! http://marlagrace.blogspot.com/2011/02/tomato-soup-from-tomato-hater.html

Meanz September 30, 2011 at 4:42 pm

Mm, I could go for some of that tomato soup and a grilled cheese!

Deb October 1, 2011 at 2:42 am

This sounds great! I recently got some Himalayan pink salt and organic peppercorns from Sustainable Sourcing https://secure.sustainablesourcing.com and I’ll have to try them out in this recipe. Thanks for sharing!

Amanda G October 2, 2011 at 2:23 pm

I am quite a soup lover myself. I recently made an amazing lentil and bacon soup. I can’t take the credit though because I used a recipe found online :)

Anne October 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

This sounds so good, I love soup