Crunchy Tomato Soup

published by Dr. Marcantel on February 3rd, 2010 Print this page

How To Make This Crunchy Tomato Soup By Dr. Tina Marcantel

A quick and easy recipe that contains the antioxidant lycopene in the tomatoes, protein in the soy milk and chicken, and anti-microbials in the garlic and onions. It also tastes good!


  • 1 broasted chicken–deboned and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 large can tomato purée
  • 2-3 cloves chopped garlic
  • 1 cup soy milk (I use Soysilk–unsweetened)
  • 1 cup pecan or walnut pieces
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • low-fat sour cream (dollop as topping)
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning


In blender mix tomato purée, soy milk, fresh basil, cucumber, onion, garlic, Tony’s seasoning to taste. Blend until smooth. Remove from blender and stir in nuts and chopped chicken. Serve in individual bowls with a dollop of sour cream. May be served warm or cold.

Here’s an interesting FOOD FACT from “Unlike other fruits and vegetables, where nutritional content such as vitamin C is diminished upon cooking, processing of tomatoes increases the concentration of bioavailable lycopene. Lycopene in tomato paste is four times more bioavailable than in fresh tomatoes. Thus processed tomato products such as pasteurized tomato juice, soup, sauce, and ketchup contain the highest concentrations of bioavailable lycopene. Because lycopene is so insoluble in water and is so tightly bound to vegetable fiber, the bioavailability of lycopene is increased by food processing.”

Return to Healthy Recipes index page

Disclaimer All information provided on this site, particularly any information relating to specific medical conditions, health care, preventive care, and healthy lifestyles, is presented for general informational purposes only. It should not be considered complete or exhaustive and does not cover all disorders or conditions or their treatment. The information provided on is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or health care provider, and may not necessarily take your individual health situation into account., Tina Marcantel, NMD, Inc., and Mary Christine (Tina) Marcantel assume no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of this site. By using the site you agree not to rely solely on any of the information contained herein. Your use of the site is at your own risk.