I’m always up for trying something new, especially when it comes to power foods that help fuel my family the right way. So, when I was given the opportunity to review Manitoba Harvest’s Hemp Hearts, I was pretty excited.
Packed with 10 grams of plant-based protein and 10 grams of Omegas per serving, these raw shelled hemp seeds pack a whole lot into a little pack. When the package arrived, I took the time to taste them and was pleasantly surprised. I find that, generally, raw “healthy” foods have a bitter or unpleasant flavor. Not these! They honestly tasted like softer versions of sunflower seeds and were delicious plain.
But, you all know that I like to find ways to incorporate new things into new recipes. While these hemp hearts would be absolutely delicious sprinkled onto a salad, cereal or yogurt, I wanted to do something a little different. So, I incorporated them into a creamy basil tomato soup. The outcome? Delish! Check it out below!
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Creamy Baked Tomato Basil Soup with Hemp Hearts
- 1 medium onion sliced thin
- 2 tsp fresh minced garlic
- 1 4-ounce can tomato paste
- 2 28-ounce cans of diced or pureed tomatoes
- 2 tsp sugar
- 30 grams Manitoba Hemp Hearts
- 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 2 TBS butter
- 4 cups water
- 1/2 cup skim or 1 percent milk
- 1/4 cup fresh basil or 2 TB dried basil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 slice bread (I used gluten free)
- Shredded cheese to top each bowl
- Melt butter in sauce pan and add basil, garlic, oregano and onions. Simmer until golden brown.
- Incorporate the tomato paste, canned tomatoes, hemp hearts, water, sugar and vinegar. Heat to a light boil.
- Reduce heat to medium, cover and allow to simmer for 45-minutes to an hour.
- If you like a smooth soup (I do!) remove from heat and puree in a food processor until your desired texture is reached.
- Add in the milk, salt and pepper.
- Pour soup into ramekins, add bread and cheese. Broil for 5-10 minutes, until cheese is melted and bread is golden brown.
Serve warm and enjoy!