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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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

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