Tomato Bisque with big flavor and very little guilt! My Healthy Tomato Bisque Recipe has a secret ingredient that might surprise you.
What could possibly be more comforting than a cup of creamy tomato soup on a cold rainy day?
I’ve loved tomato bisque since childhood. It’s like an edible security blanket, that warms your insides and soothes your soul.
Yet now that I’m a little more cautious about what I eat, I’ve had to revamp my Tomato Bisque Recipe. Obviously the heavy cream was the issue. Most tomato bisque recipes have 1-2 cups of cream to provide that ultra silky texture.
My secret weapon for omitting, or at least decreasing, heavy cream in creamy soups is… white beans.
I add white beans to the Healthy Tomato Bisque Recipe while it’s simmering to absorb flavor, then puree the soup once cooked. The starch in the beans creates a wonderfully creamy texture without all the added fat. (I used this trick here as well as here.)
Now to be fully honest, the soup isn’t quite as smooth as a soup with loads of cream, and it doesn’t have the same sheen. But it’s pretty darn close, considering all the calories and saturated fat you omit.
For this Healthy Tomato Bisque Recipe, the white beans did a superb job of creating the right thickness, then I added just a touch of heavy cream at the end to give it that extra touch of indulgence. (You could leave it out, if you prefer.)
That way, you can enjoy your comforting bowl of creamy tomato bisque without any hesitation.
You can even enjoy two bowls!
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