If there’s one thing that winter, especially winter in Minnesota, calls for it is warm tomato soup. After walking home one particularly frigid evening, I was looking for something to warm me up and, of course, satisfy my hunger. Lately, I had been experimenting with moringa as an ingredient and I thought, why not try it in tomato soup?

My favorite thing about moringa is how healthy it is all on its own. I love adding it to foods that do not contain a lot of nutrients, and as a college student trying to save money; moringa is a great addition to use if you want to boost the nutritional value of a meal. For about 57 cents a serving, moringa delivers 3 grams of protein, 4 different vitamins, and 8 different minerals including almost a quarter of the recommended daily value of calcium. If anything is for sure, moringa can boost the nutrition of a simple meal like jazzed-up condensed tomato soup!

This recipe is definitely budget-friendly and is open to adaption. You could make your own tomato paste, add diced tomatoes, noodles, or even cheese. For me, I like it a bit on the thicker side with a full-bodied flavor. Pair it with a grilled cheese on whole wheat bread and you have yourself quite a good, warm, and comforting meal!



  • 1 can of condensed tomato soup
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1/3 cup chopped mushrooms
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth or bouillon
  • Milk
  • Salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon moringa

1. Heat a medium—sized saucepan over medium heat. Add olive oil to the pan and sauté the garlic, onions, and mushrooms for about 2 minutes.

IMG_46842. Whisk in the tomato soup, tomato paste, and broth. Fill the tomato soup can with milk and add that too. Raise the heat and simmer for about five minutes.


3. Stir in the moringa and add salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to taste if desired.


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