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Served with homemade garlic cream

Tomato Soup with Fresh Tomatoes

Tomato Soup with Fresh Tomatoes is an easy homemade summer soup recipe. Serve with fresh basil and garlic cream. Perfect for any weeknight dinner.

Tomato Soup with Fresh Tomatoes
This simple homemade tomato soup is made from fresh tomatoes, which makes it super delicious, comforting, and juicy. It’s naturally sweet thanks to the richness of the ripe tomatoes and creamy without adding any cream. Serve it with a spoonful of homemade, three-ingredient garlic cream, to add some extra excitement and flavor. It’s easy to make any day of the week, yet fancy enough to serve for special dinner dates and other occasions—simple recipe, perfect for beginners and those who are more advanced, too.

Recipe for Tomato Soup with Fresh Tomatoes 

  • naturally sweet and creamy tomato soup
  • served with a simple, yet delicious homemade garlic cream (made of 3 ingredients only)
  • quick, light and healthy lunch or dinner
  • each portion has less than 190 calories
  • gluten-free and vegetarian soup

Ingredients for Tomato soup with fresh tomatoes

How to make homemade tomato soup using fresh tomatoes

Make this easy homemade tomato soup with basil in these 5 simple steps:

  1. In a saucepan, cook the onion
  2. Add the brown sugar and tomato paste, cook until caramelized and golden-brown
  3. Add fresh tomatoes and basil
  4. Pour in the water
  5. Blend and serve with homemade garlic cream

Caramelized onions for tomato soup

Cooking tomatoes for tomato soup

Creamy Tomato Soup with Fresh Tomatoes

Which tomato to use for tomato soup?

Feel free to use any variety of tomato, like heirloom tomatoes. The most important thing is that we use ripe, juicy, and sweet tomatoes. The flavor depends on that the most. We love using cherry tomatoes since they are sweeter, and they cook quicker.

What to serve with homemade tomato soup

Serve the tomato soup with fresh tomatoes with a simple homemade garlic cream or:

  • grilled bread
  • garlic bread
  • a teaspoon of sour cream

Optionally, you can elevate this soup by adding cooked rice into it. Or add uncooked pasta or uncooked rice into the soup after blending it. Add a cup of water and continue to cook as written on the package of the pasta or rice. Keep an eye on it by stirring the soup from time to time.

Tomato Soup with Fresh Tomatoes

Tomato Soup with Fresh Tomatoes and garlic cream

How to store and freeze tomato soup

Store this tomato soup in two ways.

Chill the tomato soup to room temperature, then transfer to an airtight container and keep chilled in the fridge for up to three days. Reheat well before serving. 

Feel free to freeze the chilled tomato soup. Transfer to a freezer bag or freezer-friendly container. Freeze for up to 3 months. Before serving, defrost by placing it to room temperature overnight and then reheating. If you are in a hurry, you can reheat the frozen soup by placing it in the pot and bringing it to a boil.

Tomato soup with fresh tomatoes recipe

Tomato soup with fresh tomatoes

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  • Garlic cream

    First, make the garlic cream. Peel the garlic cloves and slice them in half. Place a saucepan with olive oil over low heat and add the garlic. Increase the heat to medium-low and cook for about a minute or two, then pour in the milk and season with a pinch of salt. Lower the heat and cook for 10 - 15 minutes or until the garlic is soft and mushy. Remove from the heat and using an immersion blender, blend into a smooth, frothy cream. If the consistency is too thick, add additional milk.

  • tomato soup

    Make the tomato soup. Peel and dice the onions. Place a pot over medium heat and add the olive oil. Add the diced onions and cook for about 5 minutes. Clean and chop the tomatoes. Add the brown sugar and tomato paste to the onions in a pot. Increase the heat to medium-high and cook for 2 - 3 minutes or until the onions are golden brown and caramelized. Add the chopped fresh tomatoes and basil and continue to cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add 600 ml (2 cups + 1/2 cup) of boiling water. Reduce the heat and leave to simmer covered with a lid.

  • serve

    Remove the pot with the tomato soup from the heat. Season to taste with salt and papper. Transfer the soup to a blender (or use an immersion blender) and blend into a smooth, creamy soup. Serve the tomato soup with homemade garlic cream.


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