15 Minute no cook vegan low FODMAP tomato soup is the perfect quick lunch recipe. Creamy and fragrant, made with red peppers, tomatoes, tahini, and almond milk this room temperature soup makes for the ultimate feel good meal. Gluten-Free and vegan.
Ever heard of a low FODMAP diet? If you haven’t, a low FODMAP diet limits foods high in fructose, lactose, fructans, galactans and polyols. Some of the foods to be avoided include onions, garlic, beans, wheat, legumes, apples, mangoes, grapefruit, etc).
Who is this diet specifically good for?
Those with IBS. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) is a serious GI issue that affects the large intestine (colon) and commonly causes cramping, abdominal pain, bloating, gas, diarrhea and constipation; there is no cure or known cause for IBS. I personally have friends and family members who suffer from IBS and I know how serious and uncomfortable this condition is.
For years one of my friends had no idea why she would be experiencing these symptoms and simply accepted that food and its consumption would generally turn into an unpleasant and painful affair. Clearly she is not alone as up to 20% of U.S. adults have IBS symptoms and unfortunately for us ladies more of us are diagnosed with it.*
Over the years I have heard from both friends and family that changes in diet have been the biggest contributors to controlling and managing the IBS symptoms and making sure those conditions improve. A low FODMAP diet seems to be at the center of these changes (About 75% of IBS sufferers get relief from symptoms with a low-FODMAP diet*).
I am a true believer in diet changes having a drastic impact on your overall health but specifically in the management of various ailments, symptoms and diseases. I completely support testing out various diets depending on what medical issues you are facing.
Though it can be difficult at times to completely overhaul what you have been eating the long term benefits are worth it. In honor of my friends and family members facing IBS I wanted to share an IBS friendly low FODMAP recipe. This no cook vegan low FODMAP tomato soup makes for the perfect lunch. One of the many ingredients you cannot incorporate into cooking on a low FODMAP diet is garlic and onions – the real foundation for many of my meals. But there is no reason to get discouraged. Even without those ingredients you can create delicious recipes made from scratch.
In this soup I omitted onions and garlic and made this directly in the blender with tomatoes, tahini, olive oil, sugar, red bell peppers and almond milk.
The result was a silky smooth lightly creamy and refreshing bowl of low FODMAP tomato soup. The tahini and red bell pepper adds in a depth of flavor that you wouldn’t have with just tomato soup.
You could heat this low FODMAP tomato soup up on the stove top but better yet serve it at room temperature.
This instantly brought back memories on sipping on gazpacho while I was traveling abroad in Spain back in 2009.
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15 Minute no cook vegan tomato soup is the perfect quick lunch recipe. Creamy and fragrant this room temperature soup makes for a perfect feel good meal. Gluten-Free, vegan and low FODMAP.
5 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
15 minTotal Time
- 2 and 1/2 cups diced tomatoes (4 small tomatoes)
- 1 tablespoon tahini
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 - 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons almond milk (optional)
- 1/2 cup diced red bell peper (1 bell pepper)
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- handful cilantro, chopped to garnish
- In a blender combine tomatoes, tahini, salt, water, olive oil, sugar almond milk, and bell pepper.
- Blend until smooth.
- Serve sprinkled with red pepper flakes and cilantro.
Recipe Adapted from VSL#3 Recipe Cards
*Harris Poll conducted the GI Issues Survey on behalf of VSL#3. The survey was administered online within the United States between April 1 – 7, 2015 among 607 adult’s ages 18+ who have been diagnosed with a digestive or gastrointestinal condition, irritable bowel syndrome, or ulcerative colitis, ileal pouch (“sufferers”)
*I personally have not tested out the probiotic as I do not have IBS and this not a product review.
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