nutritional information

Per 1/2-cup serving:

  • Calories: 60
  • Protein: <1 g
  • Total Fat: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 122 mg
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar: 4 g
Vegan Gluten-Free

Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Soup

Serves 8

30 minutes or fewer

Once you’ve discovered how easy it is to make a great tomato soup, you’ll wonder why you ever bought canned. For party flair, use mini cutters to cut sliced bread into shapes (stars, footballs, snowflakes, or simple triangles), which you can toast and float on top of the soup. Note: this makes 8 appetizer servings or 3 to 4 meal-size servings.
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped (1½ cups)
  • 1 Tbs. tomato paste
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (2 tsp.)
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • 1 15-oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube, optional
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tsp. dried thyme

1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, and sauté 5 minutes, or until soft and translucent. Stir in tomato paste, garlic, and sugar, and cook 1 minute, or until tomato paste darkens. Stir in diced tomatoes, bouillon cube (if using), balsamic vinegar, thyme, and 4 cups water. Cover pan, bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, covered, 15 minutes.

2. Remove from heat, and blend soup with immersion blender or in blender or food processor until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

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kate - 2014-11-18 15:04:35

I made this soup using 3llb of organic tomatoes skinned. I also added a dash of chili flakes and a tablespoon of maple syrup instead of sugar. The soup was amazing, very tasty.

lynn - 2014-11-08 17:31:39

I would switch out the canned tomatoes for fresh or ones in a jar - to stay away from BPA's.

S. Heneghan - 2014-11-07 17:58:33

How can you say' skip the canned stuff ' and then post a recipe made from canned stuff? Caption is misleading... I was disappointed because I was expecting fresh tomatoes.

Emily - 2014-11-07 02:20:07

Not really home made with canned tomatoes? I will try it though.

Norma - 2014-11-06 17:41:03

Throw in some chili peppers! I also added 1/4 cup Almond milk at the end for richness.

sue - 2014-09-02 19:46:30

I made it in my Vegemix and added almond milk. I used honey instead of sugar and organic seasonings mix instead of Thyme. Very yummy.

Nancy Lyle - 2014-03-17 19:02:13

Tomato soup

Shayne - 2014-02-25 18:16:35

Only 60 calories a serving! Served this quick delicious soup over rice yesterday. It was a big hit,

Jeanie and Carole - 2014-02-16 13:19:30

Sorry, but I found this soup to be flavor-free. It didn't even taste like tomatoes! Maybe it will develop some flavor after sitting in the refrigerator overnight.

Sherry - 2014-02-04 19:55:02

I made this the other day and it only served 2 adults & 1 kid with enough for one lunch. Definitely going to double the recipe next time a freeze the leftovers. I also added half & half to make it creamy and reduced the water. I've always hated canned tomato soup but this was yummy!!

Audra - 2014-02-02 03:12:14


Diana Beal - 2014-01-28 16:06:02

Hi Terri, I think dill weed would be great in this soup. Give it a try and let us know what you think!

vt_editor - 2014-01-28 15:31:10

I am not a fan of Thyme... but I love tomato and dill. Do you think dill weed could be substituted?

Terri - 2014-01-28 13:48:07

A good, high-quality balsamic vinegar would not contain gluten. Good balsamic vinegar is made from grapes. Just make sure to check the ingredients and see if they are stretching it with malt vinegar, if so, put it back.

Richard - 2014-01-27 22:38:39