Heart-Shaped Grilled Cheese + Tomato Soup
grain-free // vegan
Whether Valentine’s Day makes your heart melt or your eyes roll, this recipe is sure to bring a smile to your face AND your tastebuds. These Heart-shaped Purely Waffle Grilled Cheeses with vegan Tomato Soup from our Purely Valentine's Day Guide are perfect for a cozy night in.
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 large yellow onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (28oz) can whole peeled tomatoes
1 (15oz) can full fat coconut milk
1 teaspoon Herbes de Provence (or Italian seasoning)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
2 servings Purely Elizabeth Grain-Free Pancake + Waffle Mix
1/4 cup oil (olive, coconut, avocado)
1/4 cup water
sharp cheddar cheese
2 tbsp unsalted butter
Heat a medium dutch oven or saucepan over medium heat. Add the olive oil followed by the onion and cook until onions are soft and transclucent, about 5-7 minutes. Add the garlic, and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add entire can of tomatoes to the pot and use a spoon to crush the tomatoes as much as you can. Add the coconut milk, seasoning, and salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
Transfer all of the mixture to a high powered blender or use an immersion blender directly in the pot. Blend until smooth. Transfer back to the pot, allow mixture to simmer for another 5-10 minutes, taste, and adjust seasonings accordingly. While the soup is sitting on low, prep the grilled cheese. Prepare the waffles according to the pouch instructions. Once the waffles are cooked. Set a pan over medium heat and add 1 tbsp butter. Lay 2 waffles open face in the pan and top with cheese. Cook until cheese has melted and bottom becomes crispy. Sandwich the two waffles together and cook on both sides for 1-2 minutes each. Repeat for second waffle grilled cheese. Enjoy!