Low Sodium Tomato Soup - Why You Need to Try It

Can you think of a cozier meal than tomato soup on a cold day? A little sweet, a little tangy, tomatoes add balanced flavor to recipes like soups and sauces. But when you’re on a low-sodium diet, things like soups and sauces might be off the table because they often contain high levels of sodium.

Low-sodium vegan soup isn’t impossible to find, though! Tomato soup can be just as good without all the added salt. In this article, we’re going to share an awesome plant-based, low-sodium tomato soup recipe, plus a few other lower-sodium soup options.

Use this recipe as a base and add whatever other spices, herbs, topping, or flavors you’d like. This dish also works great as leftovers, so feel free to double the recipe to have some extra on hand.

This low sodium tomato soup is balanced between acidic and creamy with a touch of sweetness and aromatic herbs. It’s also completely vegan! If you’re new to eating a lower-sodium diet or want some easy tips, check out our article on 10 tips for a lower sodium diet.

Now that the weather is cooling down, you’ll want to add these cozy low sodium soups to your recipe arsenal. Starting with an easy, creamy, low-sodium tomato soup recipe.

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How to Make Low Sodium Tomato Soup

Heat a medium-large pot over medium heat. Cook chopped onion until golden brown, about 5 minutes. Add in the minced garlic and cook for another minute or so. 

Add the can of tomatoes, oregano, basil, and apple cider vinegar, and bring to a boil. Add the can of coconut milk and let it come back to a boil.

Once all the ingredients have boiled together for a few minutes, puree the soup to your desired texture using an immersion blender (or regular blender if you don’t have one). We like ours as smooth as possible, but whether you like your soup chunky or smooth, you do you.

This low-sodium tomato soup is completely vegan and made with simple ingredients. It goes perfectly with a vegan grilled cheese sandwich, some crunchy croutons or crackers on top, or eaten alongside your favorite protein.

Lower-Sodium Soups

If you’re on a low-sodium diet, you might be excited to know that we carry a whole line of lower-sodium soups so you can enjoy some of your favorite foods without blowing your sodium limit.

Garden Vegetable Soup

Lower Sodium Garden Vegetable Soup

A veggie-packed soup filled with tomatoes, carrots, potatoes, onions, celery, peas, cabbage, green beans, parsley, basil, and spices.

This vegetable soup is satisfyingly filling, but light and refreshing, and flavorful without any weird ingredients.

Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

Lower Sodium Vegan Chicken Noodle Soup

With only 370mg of sodium per cup, this chicken noodle soup is the best way to enjoy your childhood favorite comfort food without all the salt.

This vegan chicken noodle soup is the ultimate comfort food: savory broth, semolina noodles, veggies, and spices come together to give you a big soupy hug. 

Split Pea Soup

Lower Sodium Split Pea Gluten-Free Soup Cup

With 9g of fiber and just 360mg of sodium, this is a wholesome, creamy split pea soup flavored perfectly

with herbs, spices, and just enough sea salt.


This thick and savory soup will be your new favorite go-to. Pair with some rice to make it more filling. 

Lentil Soup 

Lower Sodium Lentil Soup

This chunky lentil soup is high in protein and fiber, and full of a variety of vegetables and spices.

This lentil soup is amazing out of the box, and also great as a base for a hearty stew. Throw in some extra veggies and serve with a salad and a loaf of crusty bread!

Black Bean Soup

Organic Lower Sodium Black Bean Soup

This hearty black bean soup has brown rice, vegetables, cilantro, herbs, and spices.

We recommend topping your bowl with avocado and eating it with tortilla chips for a Southwestern-inspired dish.

Organic Split Pea Soup

Organic Lower Sodium Split Pea Soup

Split peas, 4 different vegetables, garlic, spices, and herbs combine in this chunky split pea soup.

This version of our split pea soup is completely organic and has whole peas, making it chunky rather than blended into a creamy soup.

Organic French Lentil Soup

Organic Lower Sodium French Lentil Soup

Enjoy this savory, delicious organic lower sodium French lentil soup containing vegetables and herbs for cozy flavors.

This version of our lentil soup is 100% organic!

Final Thoughts

Sticking with a low-sodium diet can be tough. Salt is hidden in so many different foods, from soups to prepared foods to sauces. For those times when you don’t want to cook, Right Foods has your back. Our line of low sodium meals only requires hot water and just minutes to prepare – these are the best instant soups you’ll ever have. We also have an award-winning line of our popular vegan soups.

McDougall’s Right Foods products are all vegan, non-GMO, and made with whole foods. We care about your health and the health of the planet, so our paper cups are made with packaging from certified sustainably-managed forests.

We hope you enjoyed this low sodium tomato soup recipe. If you gave it a try, snap a picture and tag us on Instagram so we can see your masterpiece for ourselves! For more low sodium soup ideas, take a look at our article here.

Peruse our other amazing Dr. McDougall recipes on our recipe page.