Cream of Tomato Soup with Spicy Rosemary Walnuts

Cream of Tomato Soup garnished with Spicy Rosemary Walnuts
Cream of Tomato Soup garnished with Spicy Rosemary Walnuts

Feel like curling up with a good book and a cup of soup? Then here’s a great recipe you can make in your blender — just as easily as you can make a smoothie!

INGREDIENTS

1/2 of a 32-ounce jar Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce
2 cups homemade or store-bought low sodium chicken broth
2 teaspoons dried Italian herbs
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3/4 cup organic grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 cup half and half (grass-fed)

Garnish: Chopped Spicy Rosemary Walnuts (optional)

STEPS

Into a blender, add the Rao’s Homemade Marinara Sauce, low-sodium chicken broth, Italian herbs, garlic, and red pepper flakes. Blend to mix well. Add the grape tomatoes and blend until tomatoes are coarsely chopped.

If making soup for one or two people and storing the rest for another day:
Pour some of the tomato mixture into individual bowls or cups and then heat in microwave. When the soup is hot, add half and half; stir to mix. Heat to serving temperature. Stir to mix. Garnish with chopped Spicy Rosemary Walnuts, if using. Serve and enjoy!

If making soup for more than two people:
Pour the tomato mixture into a tall pot and heat over medium heat. When the mixture is hot, add the half and half; stir to mix. Heat to serving temperature. Stir to mix. Garnish with chopped Spicy Rosemary Walnuts, if using. Serve and enjoy!

FOOD SHOPPING TIP

Marinara sauce: Roa’s Homemade Marinara sauce tastes great and is made with great ingredients and no sugar. Also it has just 4 grams of carbohydrate per 1/2 cup. But, Rao’s is not cheap. So I try to catch a sale and also sometimes buy a case (12 jars) for an additional 10% discount.

FOOD PREP TIP 

Garlic: Wait 15 minutes after chopping garlic before you cook with it. This is how long it take the copped garlic to create an anti-cancer compound! If you cook with garlic too soon after chopping it, you won’t get the anti-cancer benefits!

Enjoy and be healthy!

~Leni

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4 thoughts on “Cream of Tomato Soup with Spicy Rosemary Walnuts

  1. Hello Leni,

    Just love your recipes and tips. I would put in a few more green vegetables to get a summer gazpacho soup. Great to be able to healthy with little preparation and lots of benefits.

    Glenda xx

  2. Awesome idea- I love Rao’s! I am definitely going to try it out (I will substitute veg broth). Rao’s is pricey but way worth it. But it makes me wonder, my boyfriend make the most delicious marinara sauce from scratch – I may ask him to make me some extra to use in this soup recipe. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipes along with your nutritional advice. You are an inspiration to me!

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