My digestion doesn't like tomatoes, and all the soup recipes I like call for them. Is there anything I could substitute?
There is an alternate product available that does not contain tomatoes. It is called Nomato .
It is described on the home page as:
Nomato sauces are a delicious natural alternative to traditional tomato based products.
Nomato may be substituted in any recipe using tomato sauce, barbecue sauce, ketchup or salsa.
Nomato is made from vegetables and seasonings. It contains no soy, dairy, wheat, gluten, nuts and of course no tomatoes!
I am not promoting this product and, quite frankly, have not tried it. However, I did read several great reviews about it.
You are correct. Many home-made soups use a tomato base. After unsuccessfully trying every substitute I could find for tomatoes, I finally discovered that pear juice makes a great substitute base in soups. Buy just juice. If you are using pear juice packed with pears, you'll have to remove the pears. I haven't tried to puree them, but suspect that might work.