Tomato Soup: A Great Homemade Recipe (using fresh tomatoes)

By August 29, 2012 Soups, Vegetarian 17 Comments

Tomatoes, tomatoes, tomatoes! Tomato sauce, tomato paste, tomato salsa. And my favorite – TOMATO SOUP! This is a great recipe for this time of year when tomatoes are going crazy. It’s easy, not too time-consuming, and is perfect for freezing in containers to use throughout the winter. There is not much that is better than a fresh-tasting bowl of tomato soup to go with that grilled cheese while the snow is flying outside.

The recipe for this tomato soup recipe is originally from Lindsay at Passionate Homemaking. I’ve made a few minor adjustments.

 

HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP

4 cups tomatoes, cut into chunks

1 onion, diced

4 garlic cloves, minced

1/2 cup chicken broth (more or less, depending on how thick you like your soup)

1 tsp sea salt

1 Tbs dried Italian seasoning

2-3 Tbs sucanat or other natural sweetener

 

1. Saute onions and garlic until translucent and soft.

2. Add tomatoes and chicken broth and simmer for 15 minutes.

3. Puree in a food processor, blender or keep in the pot and use my favorite tool, an immersion blender like this one to blend.

4. Add salt, basil/italian seasoning and sweetener.

5. Taste. Add more of anything in step #4 to make it taste awesome. Add in some cream or a little sour cream on top if desired.

ENJOY!!

Please share your favorite tomato recipes below!

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15 comments
MindyW
MindyW

Yummm! Since I don't have tomatoes coming out of my ears (btw, what's your source?), do you think I could make this in the winter using a canned tomato product (sauce, paste, stewed, etc) in lieu of fresh?? And if so what kind would you recommend?? Thanks!!!

Trish
Trish

Can you prepare it the same just leaving out the purée step?

Trish
Trish

Can you prepare it the same just leaving out the purée step?

MrsPolivka
MrsPolivka

Mmmm. Sounds good. Frank and I made tomato soup a few days ago. With the hurricane dreary weather and extra tomatoes from the farmers market, we were craving tomato soup! I made mine with raw milk instead of chicken broth and with fresh basil instead of dried and just a pinch of baking soda to offset the acid. Not much different really. :) When I was a kid, I used to eat tomatoes whole. Pick 'em right off the vine and eat them like apples. One of my favorite tomatoes recipes is also one of the most simple: http://www.thepolivkafamily.com/2012/08/tomato-basil-mozzarella-salad/ 

MrsPolivka
MrsPolivka

Mmmm. Sounds good. Frank and I made tomato soup a few days ago. With the hurricane dreary weather and extra tomatoes from the farmers market, we were craving tomato soup! I made mine with raw milk instead of chicken broth and with fresh basil instead of dried and just a pinch of baking soda to offset the acid. Not much different really. :) When I was a kid, I used to eat tomatoes whole. Pick 'em right off the vine and eat them like apples. One of my favorite tomatoes recipes is also one of the most simple: http://www.thepolivkafamily.com/2012/08/tomato-basil-mozzarella-salad/ 

Melissa
Melissa

I am sure you could make this using stewed or diced tomatoes! I'd probably drain the water off first but I'm guessing it will work just fine. And my source is my parents' garden....my dad always has a crazy amount of tomatoes (for FREE!)

Trish
Trish

I did skip purée and used real sugar in place of sweetener Added shredded Parmesan cheese after cooked and it was delicious. We like the chunkier soup. Thanks for a great recipe and I have some to freeze so we can enjoy this winter

Trish
Trish

Can you prepare it the same just leaving out the purée step? I did skip it and used real sugar in place of sweetener Added shredded Parmesan cheese after cooked and it was delicious. We like the chunkier soup. Thanks for a great recipe and I have some to freeze so we can enjoy this winter

RealFoodEater
RealFoodEater

 @MrsPolivka Ooh yum! I love tomatoes that way, too! Thanks for stopping by!

RealFoodEater
RealFoodEater

 @JodyShine Ooh yum! That looks great. Thanks for sharing!

Melissa
Melissa

For some reason all of your comments are coming through twice! Weird! As always, you can mix up the recipes however you want. I have young kids and they would never eat the chunky soup, so that's why I puree it. I also think if you were to freeze it (which I do during the summer when I have lots of tomatoes) it tastes better (no mushy chunks of tomatoes) and freezes better. Thanks for stopping by!

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