First Do No Harm

Cream of Tomato Bisque With Basil
Originally found in our Coconut Recipes.

Editor's Note: If you do not own a NutriBullet Rx, just make this in your blender and heat up on

Version One (Version Two below is made from ripe tomatoes only)

Ingredients (as always, as organic as possible)

1 Cup Unsweetened Organic Tomato Juice
Cup Carrot (chopped)
1 Cup (rounded) Organic Diced Tomatoes
Cup Onion
1 Stalk Celery (with leaves)
3 tsp - 1 Rounded Tablespoon Erythritol (or honey, just a little less)
Cup Red Bell Pepper (or sweet pepper)

Coconut Milk Powder + Cup Water (coconut cream)

2 tsp Organic Worcestershire Sauce
Pinch of Basil (or three or four good sized fresh leaf)
Butter (around a quarter teaspoon)
Salt & Pepper to taste (I used around a teaspoon of
Celtic Sea Salt)
Optional:
Instead of Tomato Juice and Canned Diced Tomatoes, use fresh. See below, Version Two. You have to slice up the ones on the bottom (near the blades) thinly. Or you'll just have to remove everything and shake it up a bit, once or twice.

I have used up to seven different types of tomatoes. This is heavenly.

 


The carrot, onion, and red bell pepper measurements are approximate. I just used a big slice of bell pepper, the carrot I chopped up, tossed into a measuring cup and eyeballed it.

The butter and fats in the coconut milk make the lycopene in the tomatoes more bioavailable since lycopene is an oil soluble nutrient.

I let the NutriBullet Rx run for about a minute then pressed the Green button for two seconds and let her rip for the full seven minutes. Because the solution was thick already, I did not have to add anything to thicken it.

A great bowl of soup in under ten minutes.

Options (always options):

If dieting or you want to cut down on some calories, instead of butter, try Butter Buds.

Instead of celery, try some zucchini.

And you can ALWAYS use "real" tomatoes. As soon as tomatoes were available from my local farmers market, I started using them. Heirlooms, yellow, grape and cherry tomatoes. Mix and match.
Just cut out the stem, cut in half and toss into your NutriBullet Rx. I'm looking forward later in the season to use some Green Striped tomatoes (they're slightly tart) and perhaps a Brandywine.

Version Two

Ingredients (as always, as organic as possible)

2 LARGE Heirloom Tomatoes (around two pounds of fresh tomatoes)
-
Cup Carrot (chopped)
Cup Onion
1 Stalk Celery (with leaves) or Cup Zucchini
3 tsp - 1 Rounded Tablespoon Erythritol/Swerve (or honey)
Cup Red Bell Pepper or Cup Sweet Green Pepper

Cup Coconut Milk Powder + Cup Water (coconut cream)


2 tsp Organic Worcestershire Sauce
Pinch of Basil (or more if you like, or a few fresh leaves of Basil)
Butter (around a quarter teaspoon) or 1 tsp Butter Buds
Salt & Pepper to taste (I used a teaspoon of
Celtic Sea Salt)
Optional:

Mix and match your tomatoes. Use your favorites.

I have used up to seven different types of tomatoes. This is heavenly, and for something really special, use some cherry and plum tomatoes.

I've even made this soup to look green using green striped tomatoes.

You will note the absence of tomato juice. It's good to have a liquid in the bottom to start the process of blending everything together. Without the water, the chunks of veggies just sit there. We're going to use the liquid from the coconut milk, so you'll want to add that first. Then add the fresh tomatoes, slicing them into the NutriBullet canister. I made them small and then pressed them down (I want to make sure they get pulled into the blades.

It's best to peel the carrot. Yes, we know that there's a lot of nutrition in the outer edge, but it's also bitter. Place the canister on top of the engine and let her rip. The first time it slows down is when you can press the Green button for a few seconds till it turns red. Then go answer your email; in about ten minutes it's done and boy is it good.

Here are some very tasty Heirloom Tomatoes you might be able to find at a local Farmers Market:


Big Rainbow

Green Zebra

Black Krim

Cherokee Purple

White

Mr Stripey

 


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