This Tomato Bisque is everything.
Trust me, I am not just tooting my own horn here. You know that moment when you’re at a restaurant and order soup and you lift that beautiful spoon to your mouth and immediately, you feel safe? Well, this is safety.
Okay, so my Mother is totally reading this right now and thinking “oookayy Kelly….”
I have this expression that I used to say all of the time to describe how incredible something was and that is “I could bathe in it”. Do you know I am saying?
Example– When you’re out for Mexican and the green sauce is on point and you can not pry yourself away from it’s glory. Well, it’s so good that I could bathe in it. However, Robin does not agree. That expression kills her and I have no doubt that she is shaking her head at the fact that I just used “safe” when describing soup.
I’m sorry Momma Dearest, but warm food makes me feel safe! Like a whittle baby all snuggled up and you better bet your bottom dollar that should La Cabana make a human size tortilla, I will be first in line to wrap myself in it.
This soup is so yummy though. It reminds me of the Italian Restaurant where my mother and I used to spend our Saturday mornings on the patio. I spoke about it in this post but since banning it from our ritual, there are specific dished that I miss and yearn for. For example, their Tomato Basil Soup. When I worked there in high school, we were fed each training day to help develop us. Well, I only ever wanted the tomato basil soup or a big ol’ serving of the house pasta. Oh my goodness, friends. This house pasta could be my Sancho. I’m pretty sure Caleb wouldn’t even mind me coming home with it either. Their house pasta uses a Fresca Sauce so it’s super chunky and is filled with garlic cloves. I can not describe how delicious it is. Soup, house pasta, and if I was feeling a little spunky– the Eggplant Parmesan.
Until hell freezes over and pigs fly, I am totally okay with eating this much better dairy free version of the classic and I am totally alright with that. At least I know my gut will be so happy I did.
FOUR DAYS TO GO!
Servings: 2-4 bowls
Time: 20 Minutes
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
1/2 Cup Onion, diced
3 Garlic Cloves, minced
1 Can of Diced Tomatoes, 28oz
1 Teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar
1/2 Teaspoon Smoked Paprika
1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper flakes
1 Cup full fat Coconut Milk
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
- In a medium sized pot, warm olive oil. Once warmed, cook the onion and garlic until translucent.
- Add the tomatoes, vinegar, and spices. Stir to incorporate.
- Add the full fat coconut milk.
- With an immersion blender, pure the mixture and continue cooking for about 5 minutes. Note: You may also transfer soup to a blender to achieve this step.
- Spoon bisque into bowls and top with additional red pepper flakes and fresh basil.
Estimated Nutrition Breakdown Per 4 Servings:
3.3g Protein | 14.6g Fat | 13.4g Carb