Keto’s tendency to obsess with salmon, steaks and meats can sometimes be overwhelming. You take a quick look at a ‘keto recipe’ online search and it seems like it is mostly animal meats and eggs. You have to dig deeper to find the vegetarian and vegan options. Here is a hearty tomato soup that is ketogenic and vegetarian. Tomato is one of the vegetables that keto dieters suggest given that the carbohydrate count is very low. They contain 3.69 net carbs per 100 gram serving, 1.2 grams of fiber and 2.49 grams of sugar. Although they can be sautéed, added to salads, here we present it as a full delicious meal that is also very easy to prep!
-800 grams of organic diced tomatoes
-1l3 cup of unsweetened almond milk
-1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
-115 grams of ghee
-1 chopped onion
-Organic pepper to taste
-Pink Himalayan salt to taste
First, melt the ghee in sauce pan. Add onions and salt until they are well sautéed and golden. This can take between 20 to 30 minutes, depending how thin and how soft you want the onions. Open the cans of tomato and add these with the juices to the mix. Again, cover the pan and let cook for 30 minutes. Move the mix into the blender and add almond milk slowly to make it as creamy as you wish. Add pepper and oil for flavor. Serve hot. This amount should serve around 5 bowls.
Although some diets restrict tomato because it is a nightshade and can in some cases cause allergies, it is mostly praised in cultures all over the world because of its taste, amount of vitamins and nutrients and ease of cooking. It can be incorporated in so many recipes, from soups to pizzas to sauces to salads.
Tomatoes’ antioxidant compound is called lycopene which is linked to a decrease in heart disease risk and even cancer. It has a high content of vitamin C, providing 28% of the recommended daily intake. It also provides us with potassium, an essential mineral that keeps our blood pressure at healthy levels. Tomatoes are also high in vitamin K which provide healthy bones. Another vitamin provided by this red fruit (some consider it a vegetable!) is vitamin B9 or folate, important for cell function and tissue growth.
Ghee, similar to clarified butter is higher in fat-soluble nutrients like Vitamin A and K, and is known to promote a healthy gut due to it’s high content of Butyrate. Butyrate is a short-chain fatty acid that promotes gut health, and aids in digestion and weight-loss. Ghee is perfect for those suffering from leaky-gut syndrome or IBS. It is also free of lactose and cassein.
Let us know how you like it! Sahtein!