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.

January/February 2014 p.61

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I didn't blend it the first time i made it and it was just okay. Then I actually read the directions and it was awesome. I also used veg broth 4 cups versus water and used pomi chopped tomatoes since I stay away from bpa. The 2nd I did this I used only 2 cups water and 2 cups veg broth. Pair this with udis gf dinner rolls and melt butter and you'll be in heaven.

Sarah - 2016-04-04 22:57:46

Canned tomatoes are not that bad than many of us think. They are (as opposed to fresh one) are a great source of the antioxidant lycopene. This has shown to help lower the risk of heart disease, prostate cancer and macular degeneration.

Heidi - 2016-03-25 13:52:21

I didn't like it don't try it

max - 2015-11-09 14:52:29

Where can you find mushroom broth? I'd love to use it, but can't recall ever seeing it when shopping.

Nova Brilliant-Smith - 2015-10-03 19:05:51

I love the simplicity of this classic soup

Amanda - 2015-04-13 07:32:06

The suggestion by Marlene of using chicken broth in the soup can easily be modified by using NOT-CHICKEN BROTH BY IMAGINE. It tastes fabulous and will give the extra flavor. Alternatively, mushroom broth has a more "meaty" flavor and more body and would probably taste really good too.

Deborrah - 2015-04-05 02:25:38

Marlene.... not many if any vegetarians use chicken stock..this recipe is in a vegetarian magazine hence recipe vegetarian..the clue is in the title of the magazine,your reading the wrong magazine,you need buthcher it weekly.

olly - 2015-03-14 16:33:11

thank you :) really nice

Sepide - 2015-02-15 21:36:32

well i m vegeterian so this is quite nice recipe for me

Pihu Mittal - 2015-01-31 15:13:37

Why canned tomatoes? I've got much better slow roasted tomato soup than this recipe. 1/2 Spanish red onion, 3 cloves garlic, 2 Tbsp dried Italian herbs, 1 tsp fennel seeds, pinch chilli flakes, 2 cups unsweetened tomato juice, 1/2 cup chicken stock, 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar, 1.5kg tomatoes, halved, 3-4 tsp balsamic vinegar. In a 150c oven scatter onion, garlic, herbs, fennel seeds, chilli flakes and fit snuggley, cut side down, halved tomatoes. Pour over tomato juice, chicken stock, olive oil and red wine vinegar. Roast for 2 hours. Skin slips off easily with tongs. Then blend and transfer to a pot to heat, add balsamic vinegar to taste, season and serve.

Marlene - 2015-01-29 08:00:53

Tinned tomatoes always contain sugar...this recipe has even more added sugar...why not have 4 or 5 fresh tomatoes instead of tinned.

Julie Naylor - 2015-01-27 17:58:27

I agree. I cut it in half double the diced tomatoes and just use vegetable broth.

Elisa Martin - 2015-01-01 22:18:12

4 cups of water? Seriously? This turned out like a pot of water. What a disappointment.

Megan - 2014-12-24 03:01:21


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