Imagine tomatoes getting juicier as they soak in the sun while cashew nuts get rich with the salty breeze near the beaches of India. We've put the two together to give the ever-popular tomato soup a whole new taste and flavour.
Prepared from fresh, hand-picked organic tomato this soup is light and has high nutritional value. It is an irresistible soup with a spicy warmth and nutty sweetness look no further, this colourful delight is all that and more. It is also loaded with cancer-fighting eye opener and lots of antioxidants. Roasting the tomatoes with spices add a wonderfully smoky spicy taste to this creamy soup.
Cashew Tomatoes soup has hippie roots but its rich and spicy creaminess makes it a favourite for many carnivores, even though its vegan, cashew cream not only adds taste and nutrition but also it thickens the soup slightly. It is a quick and simple dish that can easily be consumed ahead of time and reheated just before serving.
Two of us shared this soup and were so excited by it that we tried to buy more when we were shopping next day. Unfortunately, it was a Central Otago town with just two smallish supermarkets, and neither stocked it. We recommended to both of them that they should! This is quite simply one of the best soups we have ever tasted, if not the actual best. It has flavour, it has texture, it has colour - we could not fault it. It is on the expensive side, and not quite enough for two to share unless served as a snack, but for a product of this calibre I don't mind paying that little extra. You could taste both the tomato and the cashew, but the blend was harmonious, and worked really well.
We were equally impressed that the product is organic - another plus as far as we are concerned. As to the vegan label, that is a plus for some, but we enjoy everything whether vegan, vegetarian, or designed for carnivores - good food is just that, something to relish and to share. However, I have lots of friends and family who are vegetarian, and a few who are vegan, so I look forward to introducing this soup to them. I am sure they would all enjoy it as much as we did. Because there were two of us sharing the tin, we had a bread roll apiece as well - but if I had been having it on my own, I might have skipped the bread altogether.
Sometimes "healthy" options disappoint in terms of presentation. Tomatoes that are pumped full of chemical preservatives before being made into soups or ketchups are frequently coloured bright red - presumably to entice the consumer into thinking they are the real thing. After all, most varieties of fresh tomatoes are judged by their colour as to whether they are fully ripe. However, despite being a "healthier" option, this product does not disappoint. The colour may not be bright, but it is an authentic reddish-brown - and of course it contains cashew nuts as well, which alters the colour somewhat. We found the presentation enticing; it certainly invited us to taste it.
I am going to buy some more cans when I return home as I think our children would like it, fussy eaters though they may be. Although full of flavour, the soup is not overly spicy so should appeal to our younger family members. It is more likely that they will ask for seconds and finish up the lot so I will have to keep an eye on them.
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