Friday, November 25, 2016

Delicious Homemade Tomato Soup



I am really big on homemade soups, and tend to make a pot every week during the winter. I alternate between hamburger, potato, vegetable, minestrone and turkey.  One that I hadn't made before, but was craving, was tomato.

A few weeks ago I looked up some recipes online and found one that seemed to have great reviews. I had all ingredients on hand so decided to make it.

Turns out, I didn't love it. I didn't really even like it that much. It was kind of bland.  So, on the hunt I went.

I asked friends and queried in a Facebook group for favourite recipes.  I had many to choose from, but they all seemed to have cream in them (I sometimes have trouble with dairy, so I wanted to stay away from it). Some of them looked really good, and I would have omitted the cream, but didn't have other ingredients.  I really just wanted a SIMPLE and quick recipe. I ended up taking components from a few of the recipes I read and trying it out to see what would happen.

I have to say, it turned out delicious.

6 tomatoes - quartered (you could remove the seeds, I didn't)
1 large potato, peeled and quartered
3 cloves of garlic (I used a grater, but a garlic press would work well)
1 box of chicken stock
1.5 tbsp dried basil
2 tsp dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste

Place all ingredients into a large pot and let simmer for 30 minutes, or until the potato is tender.

Let cool and then carefully pour into a blender - (affiliate) I use my ninja for this. You could also use an immersion blender.

Serve warm with croutons and Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.

7 comments:

  1. As a child I hated tomato soup and now I love it, weird eh. Still I was a very difficult child with food. Mum would be surprised if she saw all that I ate these days. :-)

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  2. very tasty recipe! I love that you used garlic!

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    1. thank you! I use garlic in almost everything

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  3. such a great touch adding the croutons! I have never made my own tomato soup! my babcia always made it for me. My absolute favorite soup actually. But have never tried it with the croutons and add egg noodles to it. I will have to try out your recipe :)

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  4. Homemade tomato soup is only the very best!!!! is the potato used as a thickener? if so I will have to start using a potato!!

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    1. yes,as a thickener. I found it much to watery and one potato was good. if you want it thicker, you could try two (but that may alter the taste)

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  5. Mm yum! This looks like an awesome recipe. Hoping to get one last crop of tomatoes so I can make this with my homegrown ones.

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