Saturday, March 13, 2010

Quickie Vegan Paprika Potato Soup Recipe


This recipe is a bit similar to tomato soup. For the tomato taste, you can either use tomato ketchup or canned tomato paste. Tomato ketchup normally has sugar added in to it but canned tomato paste does not. Therefore it you use canned tomato paste; you will need to balance the sour taste with a little sugar.
I used paprika to spice up the soup a little and it resulted in a totally new flavours! I love the aroma of toasted bell peppers, which is actually the ingredient used to make paprika. I have also added garlic to this dish but it you do not take garlic, it is ok to exclude it. For the creamy taste, you can use either cream or vegan cheese. If you like the soup to be smooth and without any chunky ingredients in it, then you can blend it. Feel free to add vegetable like celery or lettuce for additional flavour and fibres!

Ingredients
Potato, 1 pc, cut into cubes
Tomato, 1 pc, minced
Tomato Ketchup, 10 table spoons (or one small can of tomato paste, add a little sugar)
Vegan cheese (or normal cheese if you are not a full time vegan), 3 table spoons
Corn, ½ cup
Garlic (optional), 2 cloves, minced
Olive oil, 2 table spoons
Water, 2 rice bowls
Salt to taste
Paprika powder, 1 teaspoon
Bay leaf, 1 pc
Oregano, a dash
Thyme (dried), ½ teaspoon
Pepper, a dash
Soya sauce (optional), 1 teaspoon

Put water into a pot and bring to a boil. Add in the ingredients. Lower down the heat and let it boil for around 20 minutes. Serve with toast or crackers!

5 comments:

Jagruti said...

Lovely, simple and hearty soup..;-))

Baby said...

daddy, what is vegan cheese?

Rachana Kothari said...

The Soup looks great and am sure wud taste delicious with all those lovely ingredients in there:)
Have a great weekend Pete!

Pete said...

Jagruti: its' nice!

Baby : Vegan cheese is non diary cheese, very common in western countries.

Rachana : Thks

mangocheeks said...

Pete,

Wow, this soup looks delicious and flavourful.

As a vegetarian, I am quite intrigued by your recipes and ingredients, so will be watching you closely for inspiration and recipes to try.

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