I am a big lover of soups. I enjoying making them and I enjoy having them. There are a number of soup recipes on this blog, to show my love for it. If there is one soup I dislike slightly, it is the tomato soup. Be it at restaurants or at home, I seldom order the tomato soup or make one. I am not too fond of the tanginess of the tomatoes and somehow a tomato soup all by itself makes it too tangy for me.
Few days back when tomatoes were in abundance, I had to do something to get rid of them. The husband suggested a tomato soup. I had to plan on making it less tomato-y and more creamy without adding too many calories. I thought - Why not substitute the cream with some coconut milk and add some onions to compliment the tanginess of the tomatoes!? It worked perfectly. I was looking for ways to serve this soup and that’s when I remembered Lynne’s Salad in a bread bowl. I was so intrigued by her bread bowl idea and had been wanting to try it ever since I read about it n her blog. Bread bowls are not yet popular in my part of the world and my brain started looking out for alternatives. Luckily, I found a small whole bread loaf. Immediately I had the viola moment - my own easy bread bowl at home!! All I had to do was cut the loaf into two equal parts, remove a square of bread from the center and toast it in the oven with some olive oil. The result was this thick creamy tomato soup served warm in a bread bowl. It was a meal by itself and a much loved one at that!
While I was basking in the yumminess of the soup, the evening got darker and I am not much satisfied with the pictures. But then I thought, if this recipe turned out super yumm I have to share it on the blog irrespective of how bad the photos are. So, here I am.
To make <strong>Tomato Coconut Milk Soup in Bread Bowl | Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup</strong>
What I used –
- Ripe Tomatoes, 6-7 (large)
- Onion, 1 large
- Garlic Pods, 4-5
- Thick Coconut Milk, ½ cup (+ 2 teaspoon for garnish)
- Black Pepper Powder, ¾th tsp
- Salt, as required
- Oil, 1 tsp
- Whole Wheat Bread Loaf, 1 (optional)
- Olive Oil, 1 teaspoon (for toasting the bread)
How I made –
1. In a pan, heat oil. Add finely chopped garlic and fry until golden. Add diced onions and fry until translucent.
2. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until mushy on a medium flame.
3. Meanwhile, cut the loaf of bread in half and using a spoon/knife, scoop out the center of the bread in such a way that it resembles a bowl. Apply olive oil all over the inside of the bread and toast in a preheated oven at 180°C for 6-10mins. Keep aside.
4. When the tomatoes are completely cooked, add pepper powder and salt. Mix well. Let the mixture cool down completely. Blend into a smooth paste in a mixer grinder. Transfer it to the pan again. Add some water if the soup is very thick. Bring to a boil and add thick coconut milk. Remove from heat.
5. Serve in the toasted bread bowl when the soup is warm. Sprinkle few teaspoon of coconut milk on top.
- If required, the tomatoes can be blanched in hot water and the skin can be removed. Results in a smooth soup.
- I used homemade coconut milk. Blend ½ cup of coconut with ½ cup of warm water. Strain the coconut milk.
- In case whole bread loaf is not available, this soup can be served in an ordinary bowl.
- Pour the soup into the bread bowl only before serving. The bread soaks up most of the water content from the soup making it quick thick.
- Don’t make this soup more watery if serving in the bread bowl.
- Don't boil the soup after adding coconut milk as it can curdle.
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I’m bringing Vegan Creamy Tomato Soup to the Fiesta Friday party #111 at Angie’s and the co-hosts this week are Naina @ Spice in the City and Julianna @ Foodie On Board 🙂
Sounds interesting!! And looks yum..
Thank you so much Monika 🙂
hey come on!! The photos are too good 🙂 n am sure the soup was equally yummy.. love ur idea of serving it in a bread bowl 🙂
Thanks for your encouraging words Gouthami 🙂
yum yum 🙂
Thanks Trupti ?
I love this, and to be honest have never made a tomato soup. Thank you for remembering my Salad in a Bread Bowl 🙂 and so glad that it inspired you to try it with your tomato soup. I definitely will be making this, and for me it has come at the perfect time, as we are going into Autumn now, By the way, I think your pictures are lovely 🙂 Have a wonderful week. 🙂
I had been planning on using the bread bowl idea ever since I saw it on your blog and I'm glad I served my soup in it.. Turned out quite tasty 🙂
Thank you for your kind words Lynne 🙂 Have a nice week too!
This is such a creative idea and good thing - no bowl to wash! 😀 Looks really delicious, too.
Hehe true.. No bowl to wash and what's more, the bowl is quite flavorful fun soaking up in the soup.. 😀
Lovely presentation and delicious soup recipe!
Thanks dear 🙂
Interesting ... Looks delicious.... Will make it soon
Thanks Bharani 🙂
This reminds me of the chowder soup that we get here.. Yum. Love d addition of coconut milk.. Pics are great. Don't be hard on yourself.. Then what should I say abt mine.. Between this post has a reference to the filter kaapi post too for fiesta Friday..
Chowder soup has been on my mind for sometime Sri, thanks for putting the idea back on my mind 🙂 Errr... didnt notice! Thanks for pointing out 🙂
Lovely soup! Loved the Coconut milk twist and the bread bowl.
Thank you Aruna 🙂 Bread Bowl is a great addition!
I love this presentation idea! The toasty bread would taste fantastic with all the soaked up tomato soup! Thank you for sharing at Fiesta Friday!!
Thanks Naina 🙂 I am glad you liked it.. was fun taking part 🙂
Now that's just a beautiful thing?
Thanks Susan 🙂
Sharvari (Mumbai to Melbourne)
Firstly i love the Pictures. The lighting is just perfect. I agree tomatoes can get a bit too tart but this idea of making it with coconut milk is fantastic. Helps to soften the tartness. Looks great i love the idea of a bread bowl.
Happy Holi to you and family.
Thanks Sharvari - you are very sweet 🙂 Wish you and your family a very happy Holi too 🙂
Freda @ Aromatic essence
Delicious! Lovely presentation 🙂
Thank you dear 🙂
The Metal Pan
That is so cool!!
Thank you!! 🙂
Looks deliciously good....will definitely give it a try...
Thanks much Bhumi 🙂
Thanks Chitra 🙂
Such a cool idea! Have to try this! Great photos as always ☺
Thank you darling! 🙂
Love Served Daily
Omg. Loved it
Thanks Ritu 🙂
Lynz Real Cooking
Looks lovely CH
Thank you dear Lynn 🙂
Lynz Real Cooking
This is very beautiful looking CH!
Thank you 🙂
Lynz Real Cooking
What a clever idea to serve the soup in a bread! I bet it taste amazing 🙂
Thanks Petra 😀 😀 It really tasted great!
The Girl Next Door
These photos aren't good? Come on, they are gorgeous!
I am not a big fan of tomato soup myself, but this looks just fab. I am so going to try it out. The bread bowl idea and the addition of coconut milk to the soup is very interesting.
hehehe thanks TGND 🙂 My frustration was in losing the perfect light so quickly 😀
I am just like you, I have made plain tomato soup only a couple of times so far. But this version is yumm 🙂