Vitamix Tomato Soup with Gorgonzola Croutons

This Healthy Vitamix Tomato Soup with Gorgonzola Croutons is super creamy without any cream. Find out my secret ingredient, it’s delicious!

 

vitamix tomato soup with gorgonzola croutons (includes traditional version, too}!

I made this vitamix tomato soup three times in the last week alone.
Twice for me and the third for my parents who stopped in for a quick visit. It’s that quick, easy and delicious.

I know, I know…I’ve been boring you to tears with my obsessive talk about the love I have for my Vitamix. So I won’t say much about it other than I can make this tomato soup in less than ten minutes, with only two of those minutes spent actually making the recipe. The other 6-8 I just sit around and wait for the magic to happen. This Vitamix Tomato Soup only has a whopping four ingredients total – four!

Before I talk more about this delicious vitamix tomato soup, you’re probably wondering if you really need a Vitamix to make this Vitamix Tomato Soup?

And the answer is no, absolutely not. I highly recommend it because I love my Vitamix more than anything and the simple fact that I named this recipe Vitamix Tomato Soup should be a clue that it’s perfect for that machine. But the stovetop and a hand blender will do the work just fine. I can’t guarantee that it will be as smooth but you could always run it through a fine mesh strainer to get the same results if you had to.

It’s the healthiest soup I’ve made yet but you’d never know it when you taste it. I use tofu in place of heavy cream (I know it sounds weird but I swear you can’t taste it!) and don’t add any butter or oils. All good stuff!

The gorgonzola croutons are, obviously, not healthy in the slightest. But they are absolutely delicious and, depending on my mood, I like to add them for a little treat. But if you’re trying to lose weight, are being health-conscious or just don’t like gorgonzola, you can certainly leave them out and you’ll still have a very healthy & tasty vitamix tomato soup!

A few other delicious soup recipes:

Vitamix Tomato Soup with Gorgonzola Croutons

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 2-4 servings

Vitamix Tomato Soup with Gorgonzola Croutons

Ingredients

    Soup
  • 2 cans fire-roasted tomatoes
  • ¼ onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 cup silkened tofu (must be soft or silkened!)
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Croutons
  • 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 3 oz. gorgonzola crumbles
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 baguette slices

Instructions

    TRADITIONAL VERSION:
  1. Preheat medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Dice onions and mince garlic cloves. Add onions, garlic and tomatoes to pot (do not drain). Heat until very hot.
  2. Add tofu and, using a hand blender, blend ingredients until very smooth. Continue to heat, if necessary, until hot enough to serve. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately with a gorgonzola crouton on top of soup.
  3. VITAMIX VERSION:
  4. Place all ingredients in blender (minus salt and pepper, you will season at the end). Start at 1, go quickly to 10 then immediately to high. Blend for 6-8 minutes until soup is very hot. Season well with salt and pepper. Serve immediately with a gorgonzola crouton on top of soup.
  5. GORGONZOLA CROUTONS:
  6. Preheat oven to 400F.
  7. Brush baguette slices on one side with olive oil. Toast for 5-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven and flip over.
  8. Mix together softened butter, gorgonzola crumbles, salt and pepper. Spread over baguette slices (the non-toasted side). Place back in oven for additional 5-8 minutes, until bread is lightly toasted and cheese mixture is just beginning to bubble and brown.
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Comments

  1. says

    The tofu trick sounds interesting — I should play with that. I love tomato soup, and although it’s one of the few canned ones I’ll buy (nostalgia), one’s own is always so much better. Thanks for this.

  2. says

    Tomato soup with tofu! I super like that, it looks wicked good. Bookmarked! It snowed again, though not too bad. It’s sure time for some hot looking soup, and this is going on my table.

  3. says

    Thanks for the recipe! I had gum graft surgery and was looking for smooth, healthy soups, and this was perfect! (no gorgonzola crouton for me, too crunchy). I like to tinker with recipes, so I reduced the tofu to about 2/3 cup and I added some jarred roasted red peppers in the VitaMix. SO GOOD! I also crumbled in some feta cheese. I’m definitely going to make it again.

    • says

      That’s great, thanks so much for letting me know! Your changes sound great, love the addition of roasted red peppers AND the feta – yum! Here’s to a quick recovery for you :)

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