Heirloom Tomato Bisque: Vegan, Three-Ingredient Soup

September 24, 2016 Updated: September 24, 2016

Simplicity paired with clean ingredients is everything. Only three whole-food ingredients are needed to make this rich, nourishing soup.

The “secret” tomato sauce of Christine’s Sicilian grandmother always started with roasting the garlic to bring out a sweet, caramelized flavor and buttery texture. By using this technique, we can impart those complex flavors and characteristics to this soup. We roast the tomatoes as well to enhance their natural sweetness and earthy, rustic elements.

Not only is this soup incredibly simple, but it is delicious hot or cold! Make a big batch and store it in mason jars in your refrigerator for on the go snacks, school lunches and a perfect packed lunch for work. Pour a bowl and enjoy.

  • 7 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes
  • 2 cups cashew milk (or any other nut milk)
  • 2 cups purified water
  • 1/3 cup cashews
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Himalayan sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Fresh herbs or microgreens, for garnish


Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Peel garlic and place in a sheet of foil. Sprinkle oil, salt, and pepper on garlic and wrap the foil around it, creating a sealed pouch. Bake for 35 minutes.

Place the tomatoes in foil. Sprinkle oil, salt, and pepper on the tomatoes and wrap the foil around it to form a sealed pouch. Bake for 15 minutes.

When garlic and tomatoes are ready, heat two cups of cashew milk. Add the roasted garlic and tomatoes and let simmer for 15 minutes. Transfer all to a blender, or use an immersion blender, and puree until smooth.

Pour into serving bowls, garnish, and enjoy!

Note: If using a Vitamix, or other high-speed blender, you can make homemade cashew milk by combining two cups of purified water and one third cup cashews and blend on high for two minutes. No need to strain. You can add in the tomatoes and garlic directly to the cashew milk in the blender. Blend on high for 3 to 5 minutes to heat the soup directly in the Vitamix. No more mess!

Christine Beal Dunst and Stephanie Rapp are the co-founders of Embody Wellness Company, your health and lifestyle concierge, specializing in creating customizable holistic wellness and nutrition programs targeted to accomplish your goals in a lasting way. For more information, visit EmbodyWellnessCompany.com