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Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Vegan tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwich

This creamy, sweet and slightly spicy tomato soup is the perfect comforting dinner for me during this lockdown. The soup is healthy – packed with carrots, tomatoes and chili flakes – and the grilled cheese sandwich is the indulgent sidekick, which actually takes the stage once you take a bite.

By now, many supermarkets stock vegan cheese slices, and most of them melt nicely. For the bread, I would recommend sourdough. If you try this recipe, let me know how you like it in the comments below!

Vegan tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwich Vegan tomato soup with grilled cheese sandwich

Tomato soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 can diced tomatoes
  • 250g fresh tomatoes
  • 70g tomato paste
  • 1 – 2 carrots (depending on your preferences)
  • 2 – 3 cloves garlic (depending on your preferences)
  • 1 onion
  • 200ml broth
  • 1 tsp chili flakes
  • olive oil
  • thyme

Instructions:

  1. Peel and chop onion, garlic and carrots. Wash & cut tomatoes.
  2. In a large pot, heat 2 Tbsp olive oil and saute the onion, garlic and carrots for a few minutes.
  3. Add the broth and boil on medium heat for about 10 mins until the carrots are tender.
  4. Add the tomatoes and tomato paste, bring to a boil again, and simmer for 5 more minutes.
  5. Then blend everything in a blender, or with a stick blender until creamy. Add the chili flakes and season with thyme. If the soup is too acidic, you can add a bit of sugar, or some soy cream, or oat cream.

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Ingredients:

  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 3 – 4 vegan cheddar slices
  • 2 Tbsp margarine

Instructions:

  1. Spread margarine on all sides of the bread and place 2 slices of bread in a pan on medium heat. Flip once the bottom side is toasted.
  2. Once flipped, place a slice of cheese on each side and let melt until the bottom side of the bread is toasted, then place both slices of bread together, with the cheese inside.
  3. Sprinkle with pepper, place on a plate and cut in half.

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