Mar 27, 2016

Simple Tomato Soup

Simple Tomato Soup from Karen's Kitchen Stories. 30 minutes from start to finish.

This Simple Tomato Soup is just that, super simple. To the list of adjectives, add nutritious, low calorie, satisfying, and easy... plus, it's incredibly delicious.


Simple Tomato Soup

I found this recipe while exploring my Secret Recipe Club assigned blog, My Whole Food Family, written by Susan. If you're not familiar with Secret Recipe Club, it's a group of bloggers who secretly make each other's recipes every month and then reveal to whom we were assigned.

I've actually had Susan before, and made her amazing French onion soup, one of my all time favorites.

Susan is an Aussie mom (or mum) of three boys, and she has an interest in cooking like our grandmothers did (no waste, no fuss, and on a budget). She's also keen on using as little processed ingredients as possible. Along with this tomato soup, I am really drawn to her Vietnamese Pho and her potstickers, dishes that are on my list of foods I'd love to try making at home.

Simple Tomato Soup

Simple Tomato Soup

Serves 4

Ingredients

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1/2 brown onion, roughly chopped
4 big cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
2 1/4 pounds ripe tomatoes, cut in halve and cores removed
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 tablespoon brown rice syrup (you can substitute sugar, honey, or agave)
1 tablespoon vegetable stock paste (I used Better Than Bouillon You could also make your own).
Salt and pepper to taste
Flat leaf parsley for garnish, optional

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a medium pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and sauté for a few minutes, until the onions begin to soften.  
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook over medium low heat for 15 to 20 minutes. The tomatoes should be completely softened and not be able to hold their shape. 
  3. Using an immersion blender, puree the mixture until it is smooth. Alternatively, puree in a blender in batches. Add salt and pepper to taste. I added a pinch of sea salt and about 1/2 teaspoon of freshly ground pepper. 

22 comments:

  1. I cannot wait for tomatoes to start growing in my garden to make tomato soup and pasta sauce from scratch!

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    1. I wish I had the talent to grow tomatoes!

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  2. I think tomato soup is my all time favorite soup. Your bowl looks delicious. Today is cold and rainy and I am longing for a soup to warm up. Happy Reveal Day!

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    1. It's such a comfort food isn't it? Happy reveal day to you Emily!

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  3. This looks so good on a rainy day like today! Great SRC pick this month.

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  4. YUMM!! I have been wanting to make a homemade version forever. It is on my "list" for 2016.

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    1. I was really happy with this one Rebekah!

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  5. This tomato soup looks so comforting a delicious. Wonderful SRC post!

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  6. Such a beautiful soup! I just love the color. Now all I can think about is grilled cheese.

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  7. Thanks Karen I'm glad you enjoyed it! This is the only soup I make that my husband will actually eat :) Beautiful photos as always!

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    1. How funny! It was really good and so easy too. Thanks for the recipe!

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  8. Tomato soup is one of my favorites! This looks amazing.

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  9. What a great looking wholesome soup! So many times you see a recipe advertised as simple and it has 20 ingredients and takes 5 hours - this one is seriously simple :) I can't wait to enjoy it with a grilled cheese sandwich.

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    1. I'm usually one of those 20 ingredient people, but sometimes you just need something easy and delicious. This one definitely fits the bill.

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  11. As soon as I can get some tomatoes, I'm making this. Great recipe.

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