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Fresh Tomato Soup With Garden Tomatoes


Fresh tomato soup is even better than the ol’ canned stuff of your childhood. This recipe for fresh tomato soup is packed with delicious, garden-ripe tomatoes and ready in less than 30 minutes!

My mom dropped off a bunch of super ripe, ruby red, almost squishy tomatoes to me the other day. I like tomatoes as much as the next person, but I prefer them cooked. Or roasted. I know that some people love a piece of toast with a slice of ripe tomato with a little salt. Me, not so much. So I stared at them, sitting on my counter for a good half of my day, trying to decide what to do with them.

Soup! Fresh tomato soup for dinner.

I’d made homemade tomato soup before, with various recipes. None really good enough to repeat. So I did a little googling and came up with a mish-mash of a couple recipes.

The result: AH-MA-ZING. Way better than Campbell’s. And ready in 30 minutes.

Fresh Tomato Soup - packed with deliciously ripe garden tomatoes

Fresh Tomato Soup Recipe

1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 c onion, chopped
2 tbsp minced garlic
4-5 c chopped ripe tomatoes, seeded (you can sub in some canned, if needed)
2 c chicken broth (or 2 c water and 2 chicken bouillon cubes)
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp flour
2 tsp sugar
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp (+) salt
pepper to taste

1. Heat olive oil in stock pot, and cook onions and garlic til tender, but not browned. Add chopped tomatoes and chicken broth and simmer for 20-25 mins. Remove from heat and use food mill, immersion blender or regular blender to carefully puree mixture.

2. In separate small skillet, melt butter and add flour, cooking til light golden brown. Whisk in 1 cup of pureed tomato mixture slowly, ensuring that the mixture doesn’t clump. When tempered, add mixture from skillet to the stock pot.

3. Add sugar, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper, and simmer 5 more minutes. Season to taste.

Would be SO good topped with croutons, parmesean cheese or small pasta, and of course, served with cheese toast or grilled cheese sandwiches.

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Fresh Tomato Soup - packed with delicious ripe tomatoes

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Tuesday 14th of July 2015

I made this last year and it was so yummy that I made loads of it with the fresh tomatoes from my garden. It froze well too. Just pulled this recipe up again to make and freeze! Thanks for posting!


Saturday 23rd of November 2013

I just made this for lunch today and it was great but the amount of garlic was a bit too much for me, I will definitely be making this again in the future but with only 1 tbsp of garlic. Thanks for sharing the recipe :)


Wednesday 25th of September 2013

Do you peel the tomatoes? I have a ton from the garden and am definitely making this for dinner this week!

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Wednesday 25th of September 2013

I don't bother to peel mine, but I can also taste the little bits of skin in the soup that don't completely puree. I'm sure peeling is the proper way to do it, but I don't think its worth the extra steps. It's up to you! Hope you like it :)

Amy W.

Thursday 12th of September 2013

Ky, I made this tonight. Delicious!


Thursday 12th of September 2013

Aw, I'm so glad! Thanks for telling me! Hope you're doing well. :)

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Wednesday 4th of September 2013

This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party: Live every Wednesday to Sunday.Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s LifeWe hope to see you there!

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