Pumping up pre-packaged tomato soup

Fall colours

Fall colours

Ah, fall… School has been getting very busy and I have not been able to procrastinate (I AM PROCRASTINATING RIGHT NOW, AH) with food preparation as frequently as I would like to. Using leftover rice from my previous post and some pre-packaged tomato soup, I came up with this as a relatively quick fix last week:

Packaged tomato soup with mixed beans, kale and rice.

Packaged tomato soup with mixed beans, kale and rice.

Tomato soup + stuff I had in my fridge:

Bring the water to its boiling point and add the onion and garlic. Reduce heat and cook until the onion becomes transparent. Reduce the heat to medium-high and add the kale; cook until the kale has wilted. Add the tomato soup, beans and garlic powder and stir until the mixture is thoroughly heated.

There are a number of vegan tomato soup recipes available online if you do want to prepare the soup base from scratch.


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13 Responses so far »

  1. 1

    soup is just perfect for this time of year!

  2. 2

    Melissa S. said,

    Mmmm…I’m not a big fan of tomato soup alone but your add ins make it sound so good! I’ll have to try that mixture!

  3. 3

    alaina said,

    yummm. i’ve got leftover tomato soup in my fridge!

  4. 4

    Ah, procrastination. Good stuff.
    Your soup looks so good I can’t stand it! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  5. 5

    Shelby said,

    Yummy, I love adding my own special touches to canned food. That tomato soup looks fantastic!

  6. 6

    shellyfish said,

    Beautiful leaves! And beautifu soup, too! Sounds just right.

  7. 7

    VeggieGirl said,

    MAGNIFICENT fall foliage and soup!

  8. 8

    jessy said,

    what a wonderful idea – adding in yummies to a store bought soup! that’s an excellent way to jazz things up! brilliant!

  9. 9

    Erik said,

    I have always added basil to mine, but I just read another really good idea: pine nuts. I have not tried it yet, but it sounds like it would be really good.

  10. 10

    That looks like homemade! Convenience foods can be awesome sometimes!

  11. 11

    Liz² said,

    you’re speaking my language! and my hat is OFF to you for cooking the onions in water first before adding the soup – that’s brilliant!
    So far my favourite thing to do is blend the soup with some cashews, jalapeno, garlic and cilantro in a blender, then heat it up with peppers and onions and leafy greens and stuff – surprisingly yummy!

  12. 12

    Vegannifer said,

    Delicious soup! Always good to clean out the fridge!

  13. 13

    Cool site, love the info.

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