This rich and creamy fresh tomato soup is made using fresh tomatoes for the best possible flavour. It is super easy to make and will put tinned tomato soup into the shade I promise.
Cream Of Tomato Soup Using Fresh Tomatoes
Like so many people my favourite comfort food since childhood just has to be tomato soup. A hug in a mug.
While my Mum was a prolific soup maker she never made tomato soup, which was always left to a certain Mr Heinz and his 57 varieties.
While I adore homemade soup and make a lot of it myself I still love a mug of good old tinned tomato soup. This easy recipe is my take on tomato soup and the nearest I could get to the great Mr Heinz.
Keep it simple
While there is always the temptation with any recipe to start adding in lots of extras for flavour I have found that with this one it is a matter of keeping it simple with just a few flavours and using fresh tomatoes.
Fresh tomatoes v tinned tomatoes
While I am a huge fan of tinned tomatoes and use them in loads of recipes. I do adore fresh tomatoes. Especially those I grow myself in the garden.
Making tomato soup using fresh tomatoes gives a completely different flavour to the soup.
Here are some tomato-based soups I’ve made using tinned tomatoes, totally different.
Quick and easy tomato and mascarpone soup
Italian inspired tomato and mushroom soup
How many does this tomato soup recipe serve?
This little recipe is just for two mugs of tomato soup. So make it to share or keep one portion for later.
Ingredients for fresh tomato soup
You can use two large beefsteak tomatoes, you know those really big flavourful guys or a bunch of really nice vine tomatoes
Some dried oregano
half an onion
a clove of garlic
some tomato paste plus Dijon mustard and salt and pepper.
How to make fresh tomato soup
You want to quarter the tomatoes and grill them first or roast them in the oven. This really brings out the richness and sweet flavour of tomatoes. Even the most basic of supermarket tomatoes can sing a song of flavour with a bit of toasting either under the grill or in the oven.
Saute the onion for 3 minutes then add garlic for 1 minute before tipping in the tomatoes and all the other ingredients and covering with water.
Simmer for 15 minutes then blitz with stick blender.
Simple homemade cream of tomato soup is ready to serve with any toppings or nothing at all, just a hug in a mug.
How to serve fresh tomato soup
I’ve jazzed things up when serving with just a few flakes of dried chilli and olive oil. Love putting little toppers on my soup, it adds so much interest and flavour.
Can you freeze tomato soup
Yes of course you can. Make a big batch of this soup then allow it to cool completely and pack into freezer-proof bags and freeze for up to 3 months.
Looking for more great recipes using fresh tomatoes? Then check these out before you go;
Greek stuffed tomatoes with prawns
Oven dried (sun-dried) tomatoes in oil
Chickpea gnocchi with tomatoes and pesto
Confit tomatoes (tomatoes preserved in oil)
Homemade tomato sauce for pasta
Tomato and vodka jam (for grown-ups!)
Cherry tomato bruschetta with balsamic vinegar
Courgette/zucchini with tomato dipping sauce
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Fresh Tomato Soup
- 2 large tomatoes large beefsteak tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 small onion diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp tomato paste
- 1/4 tsp Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- Quarter the tomatoes and grill for 10-15 minutes with some salt and pepper and dried oregano and olive oil
- Saute the onion for 3 minutes then add garlic for 1 minute
- Add the tomatoes and all other ingredients and cover with water
- Simmer for 20 minutes
- Blitz with hand blender
- Season to taste if required
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