What’s better than some instant soup that’s completely organic and homemade?!
This tomato soup powder is easy to make and tastes amazing.
I finally got a PowerXL Air Fryer (last month was my birthday) and it doubles as a dehydrator! I was also spoiled and got a food slicer, Ninja food processor and Food Saver vacuum sealer. All have been making my life so much easier… I’m enjoying cooking MUCH more now that I have the right tools. Admittedly, I’ve been going a little crazy with the dehydrator – putting any and everything in it and trying new recipes.
We recently bought a huge bison tenderloin from a local Bison Farm and after making filets, used some of the meat to make bison jerky, which turned out AMAZING! I’ve been dehydrating fruits and veggies and even eggs (it sounds gross but actually works well). It’s quite addicting.
I came across a recipe on Pinterest for Tomato Soup Powder using dehydrated tomatoes. I’m currently growing a huge variety of tomatoes in my garden, so I figured I’d use some store-bought tomatoes to test it out before mine are ready to be harvested.
Making this powder was quite time consuming because I wanted to make enough not just for one meal, but to stock up my pantry. Once it was finished, it was totally worth it. Perhaps my next investment will be a huge dehydrator, but for now, my Air Fryer works just fine. I love being able to put the tomatoes in, set the timer and walk away until it’s time to start a new batch.
Tomato soup will be perfect come fall and winter – especially as busy as we are with sports. Since the ingredients are all dehydrated, it’ll hold up well in the pantry. With mentions of a food shortage coming soon, I’ve been challenging myself to buy (and grow) in bulk and either dehydrate or freeze items. Learning to can food will come next after I’ve mastered dehydrating and freezing. Last week, I sliced several pounds of bell peppers and used my food saver to prepare them for the freezer.
Anyways, back to the tomato soup powder. I simply sliced about 10 large tomatoes and 2 white onions and took turns dehydrating them following my Air Fryer recommendations (145 degrees for 5 1/2 hours). I then put them in my handy food processor (you can also use a blender) with some salt, pepper and dried sage, thyme and garlic.
Once I get to harvest the herbs growing in my garden, I’ll be able to use them in recipes like this, but for now, I used the Simple Truth Organic brand. I ran the food processor a few times until all the ingredients had turned into powder. That was all there was to it. AMAZING, huh?!
I transferred the powder to an airtight container and now, when any of us feel like a hot bowl of soup, we can simply scoop some powder into hot water, give it a good stir and have homemade tomato soup instantly!
This delicious powder can also be used to make pizza or spaghetti sauces, be sprinkled onto salads, added to cream cheese to make dip, used to thicken up any other soup or chowders and so much more. The flavor is incredibly robust and tastes better than anything store bought, plus, you’ll feel great knowing EXACTLY what’s in your food!
I do not measure out my ingredients…. unless I absolutely HAVE to be exact with measurements, I prefer to just throw everything together and taste test until it’s to my liking. That’s just my style. I got my inspiration from Roots & Boots here, and just added the onions and herbs! You really can’t go wrong, so don’t be afraid to try it out!
Let us know in the comments below if you’re going to make this tomato soup powder and what you may add to it to tweak the recipe to your liking.
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