It’s good for you and tasty, too! Herbs, spices and plenty of nutritional properties.
The herbs and spices in this soup add warming flavor along with their nutritional properties. For example, a warming digestive remedy, black pepper relieves gas and increases absorption of other nutrients. Eugenol, the ingredient that gives clove it’s distinctive aroma, is a powerful, natural painkiller.
And the tomatoes are packed with lycopene! A can of tomatoes is loaded with vitamin C, fiber, potassium and iron.
The recipe that follows is from the 1920’s. It was in a booklet called “One Hundred Tested Recipes“. The booklet was put out by Carnation Milk Products Company.
Cream of Tomato Soup Recipe
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 slice onion
1-1/2 cup water
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup Carnation Milk
1/2 can tomato (2 cups)
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
4 tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon pepper
Bit of Bay Leaf
Cook tomatoes slowly for 20 minutes with 1-1/2 cup water seasonings and sugar. Strain; add salt and soda. Melt butter; add flour, stirring constantly. Add Carnation milk diluted with 1-cup of water. Cook until thickened, stirring occasionally. Combine with the strained tomatoes, adding the tomatoes to the milk. Serving at once. This recipe makes 6 servings.
Serving Suggestion: Serve Cream Tomato Soup with a grilled Cheddar cheese sandwich.
Photo Scan of Original Cream Tomato Soup Recipe
Did you know?
About 500 years ago people with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead (in the pewter) to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning and death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.
Because this vegetable laden gazpacho soup is filled to the brim in each bowl with important nutrients we can all use more of.
Those Healthy Vegetables
Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C. They also contain fairly high amounts of vitamins A and B, potassium , iron and phosphorus. A medium tomato has about as much fiber as a slice of whole-wheat bread and only about 35 calories.
Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium and potassium.
Green and red peppers are full of vitamins C and A. They also contain folate. Plus they are high in healthful fiber. Peppers consist mostly of water so the added bonus is they are low in calories.
Look at all that good-for-you nutrition you get from just the first three ingredients! Plus, all three are low in calories. Even the black pepper has health benefits. These health benefits include the array of antioxidants. In addition, they also help reduce inflammation. In fact, black pepper is the foremost detoxifying and anti-aging herb in Asia.
So go ahead and give this gazpacho soup recipe a try! It is truly brimming with vegetables – and nutrients.
Great Goodness Gazpacho Soup Recipe
1 large tomato
2 green peppers
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
1-1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons red vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Chop the tomato, cucumber, peppers, and onion into very small pieces.
Put all the ingredients in a large glass or plastic bowl.
Stir well with a wooden or plastic spoon.
Chill in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours before serving.
Eating the nutrient rich way means getting the most vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. But you don’t want too many calories from the foods you choose. This is where a soup and sandwich combo comes into play.
Below is an assortment of quick, easy and tasty tips to boost the nutrient richness of a typical soup and sandwich meal.
Tips to Get a Nutrition Boost
Prepare condensed tomato soup with fat free milk instead of water to add calcium, protein and vitamin D.
Soup up your veggie intake. Stir frozen chopped spinach or mixed vegetables into canned soups.
Make sandwiches on fiber rich bread such as whole wheat or whole rye. Add creamy avocado slices. They contain healthy oils, folate, potassium and vitamin E. Choose sandwich fillings such as lean roast beef, ham or turkey.
Load up sandwiches and hamburgers with nutrient-rich romaine lettuce, tomato slices, cucumbers, onions or any other vegetables that suit your taste buds.
For more protein and calcium, add a slice of Mozzarella cheese to your sandwich.
Top a lean roast beef sandwich with tomatoes and fresh spinach. The heme iron in the beef and the vitamin C in the tomatoes help you absorb the iron from the spinach.
For an easy way to get protein, vitamins and minerals, try an old favorite. Peanut butter and jelly on enriched bread. A 1/2 cup serving of navy bean soup.
For a quick nicoise salad, toss canned tuna, tomato, olive and cooked potato slices with mixed greens. Add vinaigrette dressing just before serving.
Here’s a super easy, super quick soup and sandwich recipe to get you started!
The Comfort Zone Soup and Sandwich Meal
Spread 2 slices whole wheat bread with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter. Make a sandwich with 2 ounces sliced low fat cheese, such as smoked mozzarella, and grill. Serve with 1 cup tomato basil soup.