Tomato and Apple Soup: A Warm Hug for Your Soul

In a world where the food we eat is often overly processed and drowning in preservatives, it can be hard to find recipes that are both delicious and healthy. As a nutritionist and food blogger, I understand the importance of using fresh, organic ingredients in our cooking. That’s why I’m excited to share this Tomato and Apple Soup recipe with you – it’s not only packed with nutrients, but it’s also dairy-free and gluten-free.

Whether you have dietary restrictions or simply want to incorporate more whole foods into your diet, this tomato and apple soup is a great option. The combination of fresh tomatoes, apples, garlic powder, dried thyme, and red wine creates a rich and flavorful base that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.

By using full-fat coconut milk instead of dairy products, you can achieve a creamy texture without the added cholesterol or lactose. Plus, by using olive oil instead of butter or other animal fats, you’ll benefit from the heart-healthy fats and antioxidants found in this healthy oil.

So come join me in the kitchen as we whip up this delicious soup that not only tastes amazing but also provides a nutritious meal for you and your family. Because eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring – it can be truly delicious!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Tomato and Apple Soup (Dairy Free Gluten Free)
Tomato and Apple Soup (Dairy Free Gluten Free)

This tomato and apple soup recipe is a true winner for anyone who loves to treat their taste buds with organic, gluten-free and dairy-free recipes. Trust me; you won’t regret giving it a try!

One of the primary reasons why you’ll love this recipe is its creamy texture. This soup is made with full-fat coconut milk, which lends a rich, velvety consistency to the dish. Not only does this make it incredibly satisfying, but it also makes this soup hearty enough to fill you up.

Another reason to love this recipe is its unique flavor profile. By blending together juicy apples with fresh tomatoes, we’ve created a fusion of sweet and tangy flavors that beautifully complement each other. Adding in hints of garlic, dried thyme, red wine, and other spices takes things up a notch with an aromatic aroma that’ll leave your senses wanting more.

But let’s not forget about what truly sets this recipe apart: It’s free of dairy and gluten! For anyone with dietary restrictions or food allergies, this means that they can enjoy all the deliciousness without any compromise on health benefits.

And finally, this recipe is incredibly easy to prepare. With just basic kitchen tools like a pot and blender, you can whip up a batch of this tasty soup in no time at all. Best yet; no fancy culinary skills are required!

So whether you’re seeking quick weekday meals or perhaps some comfort food on cold winter evenings, this soup offers something for everyone. Give it a try soon!

Ingredient List

 Savor a warm bowl of healthy tomato and apple soup that will brighten up even the gloomiest of days
Savor a warm bowl of healthy tomato and apple soup that will brighten up even the gloomiest of days

Tommy’s Apples and Juicy Red Tomatoes!
Essential ingredients:

  • 2 medium onions, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium clove garlic, minced
  • 2 cups peeled tomatoes, pureed or canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 oz red wine
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 5 ounce of apples, peeled and chopped
  • 1 (28-ounce) can tomato sauce or tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup vegetable stock

For the Creamy Texture:

  • 2 tablespoons butter (dairy-free) or olive oil
  • Full-fat coconut milk, for creamy texture
  • Oat milk or other milk alternative

Homemade Tomato Soup Delight!
Optional Ingredients for Extra Flavor:

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • Crushed red pepper flakes for a spicy kick
  • A splash of red wine vinegar to brighten up the flavors


  • Fresh herbs such as basil or parsley
  • Toasted pine nuts or croutons

The Recipe How-To

 A perfect comfort food for gluten-free and dairy-free diets
A perfect comfort food for gluten-free and dairy-free diets

Now comes the most exciting part of this recipe article – the recipe how-to. After going through the introduction and the ingredient list, I bet you can’t wait to get your hands on this soup. Well, let’s not keep you waiting any longer. Here is how you can make a delicious and healthy tomato and apple soup!

Step 1: Sauté Onion and Garlic

  • Heat some olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  • Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot
  • Sauté for 3-4 minutes until both are soft and fragrant

Step 2: Cook Apples and Tomatoes

  • Coarsely chop a few apples into small pieces and add them to the pot with the onions and garlic.
  • Stir for about 2 minutes until they are slightly softened.
  • Add peeled tomatoes along with their juice (you can use canned or fresh) and stir occasionally.

Step 3: Add Vegetable Stock, Coconut Milk, and Seasonings

  • Pour in vegetable stock (or water) enough to cover all ingredients in the pot.
  • Add some tomato paste for extra flavor depth. This will also thicken the soup beautifully.
  • Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, red wine, dried thyme, fresh ground black pepper as per your taste preferences.
  • Stir in 1 can of full-fat coconut milk gently until everything is nicely combined.

Step 4: Simmer And Blend

  • Bring everything to a simmer then reduce heat to low
  • Let it cook for about 30 minutes or so, stirring occasionally
  • Once everything has tenderized well enough so that mixing with an immersion blender will produce silky-smooth results

Step 5: Garnish And Serve

  • Finally it’s time to serve up! Ladle some tomato and apple soup into bowls while it’s still hot.
  • Top it off with some fresh herbs (maybe some chopped basil or cilantro) and a drizzle of olive oil.
  • You can also serve it with a side of gluten-free bread or crisp salad for additional flavor.

And voila! There you have an easy and satisfying bowl of tomato and apple soup. Enjoy your gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan-friendly goodness. This recipe is surely going to be everyone’s favorite at the dinner table.

Substitutions and Variations

 Wholesome organic ingredients come together to prepare a nourishing soup that is high in fiber and low in calories
Wholesome organic ingredients come together to prepare a nourishing soup that is high in fiber and low in calories

When it comes to creating a flavorful soup, there are endless possibilities for substitutions and variations. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Switch up the vegetables: Don’t limit yourself to just tomatoes and apples! Try incorporating carrots, celery, zucchini, or butternut squash for extra nutrients and flavor.

2. Swap the coconut milk: If you’re not a fan of coconut milk, you can use oat milk or almond milk instead. Just keep in mind that the soup will have a slightly different flavor and consistency.

3. Play with herbs and spices: While this recipe uses dried thyme, feel free to experiment with different herbs like basil, oregano, or parsley. A dash of paprika can also add a smoky flavor to the soup.

4. Add protein: Want to make this soup more filling? Try adding in some cooked chicken or tofu for a boost of protein.

5. Make it spicy: If you love heat, consider adding some red pepper flakes or cayenne pepper to the soup.

6. Customize the texture: The recipe calls for blending everything together for a smooth consistency, but if you prefer a chunkier soup, leave some of the vegetables unblended.

When making these substitutions and variations, remember that balance is key. Make sure to taste as you go along and adjust seasoning as necessary. With these tips in mind, you can create your perfect version of this delicious dairy-free and gluten-free tomato and apple soup!

Serving and Pairing

 Simmering tomatoes, apples, and onions in vegetable broth brings out the sweetness of the ingredients
Simmering tomatoes, apples, and onions in vegetable broth brings out the sweetness of the ingredients

The creamy texture and delicate flavours of this tomato and apple soup make it a perfect starter for any meal. Serve in small porcelain or ceramic bowls to showcase the gorgeous orange-red hue of the soup. Garnish with a light drizzle of high-quality olive oil, fresh basil leaves or even diced green apple for an extra crunch.

For a full meal, pair this soup with a slice of freshly baked gluten-free bread or crackers. The soup also goes well with a salad, especially a light and crisp arugula salad with a tangy vinaigrette dressing.

If planning for guests, follow the serving suggestions based on their dietary needs. This vegan recipe is also friendly for those allergic to dairy and gluten. If they are allergic to nuts, avoid garnishing with diced green apple and use fresh basil leaves instead.

Whether served as an appetizer or entrée, this dairy-free gluten-free tomato and apple soup will soon become a favourite in your household or menu.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The soup is served chunky, allowing the flavors to pack a punch in every bite
The soup is served chunky, allowing the flavors to pack a punch in every bite

It’s always great to have leftovers because you can simply reheat and enjoy them later. And this tomato and apple soup recipe is no exception! It’s easy to make ahead, store and reheat for a quick and hearty meal.

To make ahead, you can prepare the soup a day or two in advance and store it in the refrigerator until you’re ready to serve it. Simply cover the pot with a lid or use an airtight container to prevent contamination. When you’re ready to eat, simply reheat the soup in a pot over medium heat or in the microwave.

Storing the soup is easy too! You can keep this soup in the refrigerator for up to 4-5 days in an airtight container. If you need to keep it for longer or you’ve made extra, freeze it for up to 2-3 months in freezer-safe containers. If reheating after freezing, allow it to defrost overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

When reheating the soup, do so gently over low heat on your stovetop, stirring occasionally until heated through. Be cautious not to overheat it as it might lose its creamy texture and become watery.

For serving or reheating suggestions, top it warm with fresh herbs like thyme or basil before serving with crackers or bread rolls.

Now that you know how simple it is to make-ahead and store this delicious tomato and apple soup recipe, don’t hesitate to double your batch!

Tips for Perfect Results

 A touch of honey balances the acidity of the tomatoes and apples and brings a natural sweetness to the soup
A touch of honey balances the acidity of the tomatoes and apples and brings a natural sweetness to the soup

Preparing the Tomato and Apple Soup (Dairy-Free Gluten-Free) recipe can be an exciting culinary adventure, especially for those with specialised dietary needs. Here are a few helpful tips to ensure your tomato and apple soup turns out perfectly.

Firstly, make sure to use fresh ingredients when making this soup. Your soup will taste delicious if you use ripe apples, fresh tomatoes, and high-quality vegetable stock.

When adding salt and pepper to the soup, be careful not to overdo it. You can always add more seasoning later but starting with a light hand is essential in bringing out its wholesome flavour.

If you want a creamier texture without adding any dairy, then coconut milk or oat milk might be a perfect choice. Be sure to use unsweetened full-fat coconut milk to add richness and depth of flavour without overpowering the taste of tomato soup.

For those who like red wine in their tomato soup, it is best to use a dry red wine such as Pinot Noir or Merlot instead of sweet wine varieties. Adding red wine gives the soup an acidic edge that complements the sweetness of apple and tanginess of tomatoes.

Another important tip to remember is to cook the apples before blending them into the soup. Softening the fruit before blending ensures that they will blend smoothly with the rest of the ingredients and give your soup a silky smooth consistency.

Lastly, don’t forget that this recipe is easily customizable. Try adding some roasted pumpkin or even butternut squash for added depth and richness of flavour. You could even experiment with adding different vegetables such as zucchini or carrot for variety.

In conclusion, keeping these few tips in mind will help you create a deliciously wholesome tomato and apple soup that will delight even the most discerning palate while catering to your dietary needs.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, this tomato and apple soup recipe is a fantastic addition to your collection of gluten-free and dairy-free dishes. Its creamy texture, hearty flavor, and allergy-friendly ingredients make it a versatile meal choice perfect for any occasion. Whether you are looking for a light lunch or a cozy dinner, this recipe will satisfy your cravings without compromising your dietary restrictions.

So why not give it a try? With simple ingredients, easy instructions, and plenty of room for customization, you can easily whip up a batch in just under an hour. Plus, with all the health benefits that come from fresh produce and coconut milk, you’ll be doing your body a favor by indulging in this flavorful soup.

Remember, the best recipes are not only delicious but also nourishing – and this tomato and apple soup checks off both boxes. So go ahead and get cooking – your taste buds (and your body) will thank you!

Tomato and Apple Soup (Dairy Free Gluten Free)

Tomato and Apple Soup (Dairy Free Gluten Free) Recipe

This is a really delicious soup that I got from the Gluten Free Club. It didn't give the servings, but I doubled it and it filled my standard soup pot, so I'm figuring 5 (1 cup) servings for the regular recipe. I adjusted the recipe a bit to add a little more seasoning. You could make it "cream" of tomato by adding cooked cauliflower in before pureeing. I also seeded the tomatoes after skinning (so I didn't have to sieve it).
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer or soup
Cuisine Fusion
Servings 1 cup
Calories 53.8 kcal


  • 4 ounces onions, finely chopped
  • 2 ounces Earth Balance margarine or 2 ounces butter
  • 6 ounces fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 6 ounces apples, chopped peeled and cored
  • 1/4 pint red wine
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 pint vegetable stock or 1 pint chicken stock


  • Core the tomatoes and slice a shallow X in the opposite end.
  • Place the tomatoes in boiling water for 2-3 minutes then in cold water. The skins will peel off easily.
  • Cut up the tomatoes. Peel and cut up the onions and apples.
  • Place all ingredients in a stock pot, bring to the boil and simmer for 20 minutes until the onions are soft.
  • Puree the mixture and then sieve to remove the tomato pips. The soup should be completely smooth. serve hot garnished with chives and cream, if desired, or chilled.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 114gCalories: 53.8kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 0.7gFat: 0.2gSodium: 4mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 5.5g
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