Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

Have you ever hesitated to try making tomato soup at home, fearing it might turn out to be just another bland tomato puree? Let me introduce you to an authentic Italian tomato soup recipe that will change your mind.

This simple, quick-to-prepare dish boasts a rich, full flavor that's both comforting and refreshing. Ideal for enjoying the natural sweetness of ripe tomatoes, this soup shines both hot and cold, making it a perfect choice for any season. Elevate your soup with homemade croutons or flavored toast for an unbeatable homemade experience.

While keeping the tomatoes unpeeled simplifies the preparation, peeling them after a quick blanch can lend an even smoother texture to your dish.


1 kg
ripe tomatoes
Red peppers
1 piece
White onion
1 piece
Garlic cloves
3 pieces
50 g
Olive oil
50 ml
1 tsp
1 tsp
dried or fresh
1 tsp

Step by step

Step 1

In a saucepan, combine the butter and olive oil over medium heat.

Once melted, add the diced onion and minced garlic, sautéing for 2-3 minutes.

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Step 2

Incorporate the chopped bell pepper and continue to cook for an additional 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.

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Step 3

Add the diced tomatoes.

For a smoother soup, blanch the tomatoes in boiling water for a few seconds and peel them before adding.

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Step 4

Allow the vegetables to cook or simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes, until they are thoroughly softened.

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Step 5

Using a blender, puree the soup to your desired consistency.

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Step 6

If the soup is too thick, adjust its consistency by adding water.

Return the soup to heat, stir in the basil, and simmer for another 5-10 minutes.

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Step 7

For an even finer texture, blend the soup again.

Season with salt and sugar to balance the acidity of the tomatoes.

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Step 8

Serve the soup with homemade croutons. Optionally, enhance each serving with a tablespoon of yogurt, sweet cream, or cream cheese.

Enjoy your delicious Tomato Soup!

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Quantity: 500 ml (2 servings)
Prep time: 30 min
Difficulty: easy
Ready in: 10 min
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