Spicy Tomato Soup

Serve this soup with garlic bread and vegetables for a simple, healthy dinner.
Body+Soul, January/February 2006
  • Yield Serves 4
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  • 14 ounces (1 can) diced tomatoes in juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small fresh or dried red chile pepper, seeds removed for less heat
  • 1 carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups plain soy milk
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper, to taste
  • Parsley leaves, for garnish


  1. Heat broiler with rack in middle position of oven. Strain tomatoes, reserving juices. Spread tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and broil until lightly browned, about 8 minutes.

  2. In a food processor, combine browned tomatoes, garlic, chile pepper, carrot, soy milk, reserved tomato juice, and lemon juice; puree until smooth.

  3. Transfer to a medium saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat. Reduce to a simmer; cook 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with parsley leaves before serving.

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