Sept. 21, 2009
Spaghetti squash was on sale at the market so I snagged one, knowing exactly what I was going to make with it: soup. Sure spaghetti squasg can be a low carb option to pasta, but I just love it in my tomato soup. This recipe was originally published in my e-cookbook Pudge-Free Holiday as "Spaghetti Soup" because it sort-of looks like inverse of spaghetti with marinara (instead of a plate of spaghetti with a little sauce, you're getting a bowl of "sauce" and a few strands of "spaghetti"). The tomato soup is great on its own, too. I especially love dipping vegan grilled cheese into.
This recipe was originally published in my e-cookbook Pudge-Free Holiday as "Spaghetti Soup" because it sort of looks like inverse of spaghetti with marinara - instead of a plate of spaghetti with a little sauce, you're getting a bowl of "sauce" and a few strands of "spaghetti".
14 ounces whole peeled plum tomatoes
2 cups vegetable broth
1 tbsp onion flakes
¼ tsp garlic powder
¾ tsp italian seasoning
1 whole bay leaf
1 tbsp white vinegar
1 tbsp raw sugar (optional)
1 whole carrot, minced
a dash of red pepper flakes
1 tsp mild curry powder
2 cups spaghetti squash, cooked
a dash of celery seed (optional)
Carefully pour the tomato liquid from the can into a large soup pot. Take the tomatoes out one by one and gently squeeze them out into the pan. Pull the whole tomatoes apart into bite-sized pieces and add to the pot. Add the broth, onion flakes, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, bay leaf, vinegar, carrots, red pepper flakes, celery seed and curry. Cover and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce to low and simmer for 25 minutes. Meanwhile, cook the squash. Taste the soup, if it is too acidic add sugar as needed 1 tbsp at a time. Stir and cook for 5 more minutes. Remove the bay leaf and add salt and pepper to taste. Ladle soup into a bowl, filling just slightly more than half way. Add cooked spaghetti squash (use a fork to gently pull the flesh off in strands) and serve with vegan Parmesan if desired. Store leftovers separately with the squash in one container, soup in another.