A RICH KETO TOMATO SOUP FULL OF NUTRIENTS AND EASY ON THE BUDGET
When you want a fresh pot of homemade soup this rich Keto Cauliflower Tomato Soup recipe can be ready in 1 hour.
If you have a Crock-pot or Instan t Pot you could simmer this low-carb, keto cauliflower tomato soup while you are away.
When you return home from running errands or from working all you need to do is grab a bowl and spoon and dig in.
Keto Cauliflower Tomato Soup With Pizazz
I’m always looking for ways to jazz my Keto Tomato Soup recipe adding a variety of flavours and spices.
Luckily my father-in-law provides us with jars of freshly canned tomatoes from his massive organic garden.
You can taste the difference in a fresh tomato soup recipe when using organic tomatoes however it’s not necessary.
I know not everyone has access to organic produce and it can be costly for anyone trying to balance a budget.
The good thing is when you eat a keto diet you cut out the crap which means the money you were spending is now going towards your low-carb products.
I always check the reduced rack at the grocery store which is great for tomatoes you can use up quickly or for special deals of the week.
For this recipe using a jar of tomato marinara or strained crushed tomatoes also known in Italian as, “Passata Di Pomodoro“.
You can find jars of this sauce in the International aisle at the grocery store for around $1.00 per/660ml.
One of our favourite brands of strained tomatoes is Aurora brand which have been around since 1955.
Keep in mind if you are eating low-carb or keto that you’ll find 5 grams of sugar in every half of the cup of Passata which is natural as tomatoes are naturally sweet.
No matter if you use jarred tomatoes or fresh tomatoes sugar is part of the process that occurs naturally.
Just read the ingredients label to make sure they don’t add additional sugar which you don’t want.
Leave it and find something else.
You could always chop up fresh tomatoes for this recipe or use a can of tomato paste if you’re looking to lower carb count.
A whole large tomato – weighing around 6.5 ounces – contains more than 4.75 grams of sugar.
An average medium-size 4.25-ounce tomato has 3.25 grams of sugar, while a 2-ounce plum tomato provides only 1.6 grams of sugar.
If you prefer cherry tomatoes, you’ll get nearly 4 grams of sugar from 1 cup of cherry tomatoes weighing 5.25 ounces.- source
How To Cook Cauliflower
Healthy cauliflower recipes are important in our house since my wife is a low carb, keto foodie who essentially eats a limited variety of vegetables.
Thankfully the cost of cauliflower has come down from around $to under $3 which makes it affordable.
Recently we were fortunate to find a few heads of cauliflower on the reduced rack for $0.69.
We brought them home, washed and grated the cauliflower into cauliflower rice and froze it in portions.
The reason we did this was that we could easily make a cauliflower rice stir-fry or add it to other recipes as a base ingredient.
What is great about this simple soup recipe is that if you have a picky eater who loves tomato soup but doesn’t care for cauliflower they won’t know the difference.
How to Thicken Cauliflower Tomato Soup
The cauliflower is used to thicken up the soup naturally and to add additional nutrients to your soup.
If you want to opt-out of using cauliflower as a thickener a teaspoon of xanthan gum will do.
Having xanthan gum on hand for thos on a keto diet is great for thickening soups, puddings, sauces and more.
Just stir it into the tomato soup base.
The good about Cauliflower: This food is very low in Saturated Fat and Cholesterol.
It is also a good source of Protein, Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Magnesium and Phosphorus, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6, Folate, Pantothenic Acid, Potassium and Manganese.
Healthy Tomato Soup Recipe
If you eat a low carb high-fat diet or keto diet you know that eating bacon is allowed as long as it fits your macros.
So, why not add some crunchy bacon to the creamy cauliflower soup with shavings of fresh Parmigiano Reggiano cheese?
If you watch the prices at Loblaws stores you can pick it up on sale for $3.99lb which is a fabulous price compared to any commercial shaker style cheese.
It’s not worth the money and tastes nothing like the real thing.
A bit goes a long way so in fact, the price of authentic Parmigiano is worth the money over the long haul.
Bacon always pairs nicely with tomato as the salty bacon balances any tomato acidity you might have in your soup.
You can do the same when you make a homemade pot of pasta sauce as well.
Sweet Cauliflower Tomato Soup
If you read the ingredient label of any pre-made pasta sauce you’ll notice sugar is part of the list for this reason.
If you aren’t a fan of the acid in tomatoes especially if they are strained tomatoes or straight from the garden.
This will help take the edge off the tangy flavour of the tomatoes just as they do with canned tomato soup.
If you want to keep your soup sugar-free you can eliminate the sugar and see if you like the taste that way.
The choice is yours.
Cheesy Tomato Soup
We didn’t add any cheddar cheese or other cheese to the cauliflower tomato soup before we blended it with the hand blender.
If you are a fan of cheddar or mozzarella cheese you can add shredded cheese before you blend it.
Don’t forget to add any extra carbs to your net carb count.
Bone Broth In Tomato Soup
Ideally, you’d want to use fresh chicken stock or bone broth but not all of us have it canned and waiting to be used up.
Whenever we roast a chicken I always keep the bones to make chicken stock and a pot of soup the next day.
I tend to make soup right away with any homemade bone broth that we make but you can also can it or freeze it for later use.
You’ll find the price expensive at $34.99 for 30o grams but it’s organic and a little goes a long way for a good bone broth.
In the event you do none of the above using Knorr chicken cubes is a frugal route to go for about $2.99 a box.
We also add the chicken stock base to our fresh chicken stock to bump up the flavour content which is necessary sometimes.
Let’s get cooking!
How To Make Creamy Keto Cauliflower Tomato Soup
If you want to make this keto cauliflower tomato soup in the crock-pot simply add all the ingredients as stated in the recipe and simmer on low for 6-8 hours, blend and enjoy.
- ½ cup half-half or whipping cream
- 1-pint cherry tomatoes
- 1 jar of tomato passata 660ml or homemade canned tomatoes
- 3 cloves of fresh garlic minced
- 1 medium yellow onion chopped
- ⅓ cup dry basil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon keto-approved sugar substitute (optional)
- 6 cups chicken bone broth or stock (homemade or store-bought)
- Add 2 tbsps or cubes of Knorr chicken stock base if needed for homemade stock
- 3 cups of riced cauliflower raw
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1lb bacon cooked crunchy (topping)
- 2 spring onions chopped (topping)
- Parmigiano Reggiano (topping)
- In a large soup pot add your butter, garlic, and onions and saute until golden.
- Add all of the other ingredients into the chicken bone broth and simmer on medium-high heat for 30 minutes
- With a hand blender puree the soup until smooth and rich looking
- Top with crunchy bacon, Parmigiano Reggiano and chopped fresh onions
- Serve Hot
Now you’ll be known as having one of the best keto tomato soup recipes but your secret is that it’s not just tomato its cauliflower tomato soup!
Net Carbs: Per 1/12 Recipe: 200 Calories; 10g Fat; 3g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 6.8g Net Carbs
The nutrition above does not include the toppings or added sugar if used and bowl size may change nutrition.
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