nutritional information


  • Calories: 137
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Total Fat: 4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 172 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g

Tomato Soup with Fresh Herbs

Tomato Soup with Fresh Herbs

Serves 4

Fresh tomato soup is easy to make with a hand-held blender. This version is bursting with flavor. If you don’t have an immersion blender, simply transfer the soup to blender or food processor instead.
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 Tbs. chopped fresh oregano or basil
  • 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme or ¼ tsp. dried
  • 5 cups diced fresh tomatoes (2 lb.)
  • 1 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2 ½ Tbs. tomato paste
  • 2 tsp. sugar
  • Fresh herb sprigs for garnish
  1. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, oregano or basil and thyme and cook, stirring often, until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in broth, tomato paste and sugar. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  2. Bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Using immersion blender, process until smooth.
  3. Ladle into serving bowls and garnish with fresh herbs.
November 2001

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This turned out great! Tomatoes grow wild in my unruly backyard and I end up having a bunch of tomatoes. I didn't have any fresh herbs so I used dried. I'll use this recipe whenever I have a bumper crop of tomatoes. Thanks for the recipe.

Carol - 2014-07-27 22:32:06

This is amazing, my husband gobbled it up and said we should have it more often. I left most of the tomatoes in chunks we just preferred it that way.

Julia - 2014-01-17 21:57:27

I don't bother with the immersion blender. This is a beautiful soup without blending, especially if you use a variety of heirloom tomatoes. I use agave nectar instead of sugar. Thai basil is a nice change from regular basil too. Serve on croutons and sprinkle with grated parmesan or romano cheese for a heartier serving. I've made it several times and everyone loves it.

Karen Ashbrook - 2013-09-18 17:02:57


Mom - 2012-10-17 22:36:47

I made this tonight and paired with grilled cheese sandwiches made with Veggie Slices. A great vegan meal and very low in calories. This soup rivals Panera's tomato soup (that I love). Definitely making this again!

Stephanie - 2011-12-04 19:56:58