This may be the fastest soup I've ever made. I was looking for something quick, warm and comforting, but still gluten-free and paleo-friendly. I put together a few ingredients I had in the pantry, blended everything until it was velvety smooth and brought it to a quick simmer. The result was an almost instant paleo tomato soup with intense tomato flavor and a hint of heat and garlic.
I used canned tomatoes since fresh tomatoes are out of season (and I didn't have any in the house). This soup is really all about the tomatoes, so it's important to use the best quality tomatoes available. For canned I always go with organic tomatoes. I like Muir Glen Organic and they always have them at my local grocery store. See the Cook's Illustrated canned tomato taste test here for a review of the major brands.
Add all ingredients to Vitamix or blender and blend on high until smooth.
Pour soup into sauce pan. Bring to a rapid boil, cover, reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes to blend flavors.
For vegan: use vegetable stock instead of chicken stock