Fresh Tomato Soup~Italian style

by Suzanne on November 12, 2010

in Soup & Salad


I saw a recipe for fresh tomato soup about a month ago and knew I wanted to make my own. I had never made tomato soup before but how hard could it be. Tomato soup is one of my favorites especially with a grilled cheese sandwich on a chilly evening or on a rainy day. We are finally having some of those chilly rainy nights so this light dinner was perfect. I think it turned out really good and it wasn’t hard at all so try it out for yourself.

Fresh Tomato Soup~Italian style

Ingredients:
6 fresh tomatoes
1 onion chopped
2 celery stalks chopped
1 cup of carrots chopped
1 can 28 oz. of crushed tomatoes
2 T. of tomato paste
2 cups water
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. basil
1/2 tsp. sea salt
1/2 tsp. oregano
1-2 T. olive oil
1 tsp. of chicken boullion base or granules
1/2 cup of heavy cream
Peccorino Romano cheese or Parmesan

Directions:

Step 1: First heat water in a large pot until it boils and put the tomatoes in for about a minute. Use a slotted spoon to take out, put into a bowl of cold water and peel skin off. Core and chop tomatoes and set aside.
Step 2: Chop onions, carrots and celery. In a large pot heat 1-2 T. of olive oil on medium high and cook onions, carrots and celery until they are soft. Add the rest of ingredients except cream and cook until it boils then simmer for about 45 min. with lid on, stirring occasionally.
Step 3: Take out bay leaf and use immersion emulsifier or blender to blend soup until smooth. When all of the vegetables have been pureed add 1/2 cup of cream to soup and blend well.
Serve: hot with peccorino romano cheese on top (this really makes it taste good) and garlic bread or grilled cheese sandwich.

Makes: 8 servings


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1 Alisa November 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm

It looks wonderful! I would love to make this tonight!

2 Suzanne November 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm

Thanks Alisa, hope you get to try it out soon.

3 megan @ whatmegansma November 13, 2010 at 5:58 am

This looks delicious! Unfortunately my husband refuses to eat tomato soup, even with grilled cheese! Maybe fresh tomatoes would make him like it more?

4 FOODESSA November 15, 2010 at 9:43 am

This is some fine comfort in that bowl…I love tomato soup.

Congrats on making the cyber move you've strived for and everything is looking mighty fine ;o)

Ciao for now,

Claudia

5 cindy harris January 21, 2011 at 7:38 pm

I love tomato soup. This looks yummy.

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