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Grain-Free Tomato Soup

This soup is from my GAPS Meal Plans & we enjoyed it again for lunch last week! This is really quite simple to prepare, and it is suitable for people who are eating GAPS, Paleo, Primal, Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and even vegetarian or vegan. My family serves this alongside gluten free grilled cheese sandwiches. There is a grain-free grilled cheese sandwich recipe in my meal plans, but you can use any kind of “bread” that works for your diet restrictions.

Make sure to use tomatoes that are stored in a jar, not canned tomatoes. Tomatoes are acidic and therefore leech toxins out of metal cans lined with BPA. I prefer Jovial or Bionature tomatoes.

Grain-Free Tomato Soup
Recipe Type: Soups
Author: Brenda Scott
Serves: 6-8 servings
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 6 carrots, diced
  • 3 celery stalks, chopped
  • 2 18 oz jars diced tomatoes
  • 1 quart homemade stock (I prefer chicken)
  • 1 teaspoons dried parsley or 1 TB fresh
  • 1 teaspoons dried basil or 1 TB fresh
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder (or, 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • cream, coconut milk or butter (optional)
  • fresh basil, fresh oregano (optional)
  1. Melt the coconut oil in a large soup pot, saute the onion for 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Add in the carrots and celery, cook until the veggies are tender but not mushy.
  3. Add in the tomatoes, chicken stock and herbs and spices.
  4. Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes over medium, stirring occasionally.
  5. Use an immersion blender to puree the soup (carefully!).
  6. Alternatively, take care to pour the hot soup into your blender and blend it.
  7. Serve with grilled cheese sandwiches!
  8. I like to add whatever fresh herbs I have on hand (basil, oregano, parsley, etc.).
  9. I also like to drizzle a bit of cream, coconut cream, or set some butter on my hot bowl of soup. Yum!

My family was discussing the tradition of tomato soup and grilled cheese being served together, and we weren’t sure where it started. Did you have the two together as a kid? I don’t remember my mom serving grilled cheese and tomato soup (just grilled cheese), but I do remember eating it at school. When did you first hear of grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup together? Did you eat it as a kid? Do you serve it to your family?

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