Homemade Tomato Soup

Homemade Tomato Soup


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This is a simple yet tasty tomato soup that includes garlic, oregano, thyme and basil; after pureeing it is served with cream.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, diced coarsely
  • 6 garlic cloves, coarsely diced
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1 pinch salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pinch sugar, to taste
  • 2 (400g) tins tomatoes
  • 1-2 tablespoons tomato paste, optional
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 150ml cream or milk, to taste

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour  ›  Ready in:1hour20min 

  1. Heat olive oil in a saucepan and lightly fry the onions over a medium heat for about 15 minutes until soft. They should not brown.
  2. Add the garlic, oregano, bay leaves, thyme and basil then briefly stir so that the spices soak up the olive oil. Season with salt, pepper and sugar.
  3. Add the tomatoes. Break up the tomatoes slightly with a wooden spoon and stir everything. Pour in the chicken stock and cover.
  4. Take the soup off the stove and allow to cool slightly then remove the bay leaves and thyme sprigs.
  5. Increase the temperature and bring to the boil. Reduce the temperature, remove the lid and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  6. Puree soup with hand blender and heat again don't boil it again. Add cream or milk to taste then season again with salt, pepper and a little sugar.

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Reviews (3)


A cracker of a recipe. I am a novice male cook and followed this recipe. It was easy and the end product was rave reviews from family and friends alike. Made me look like I could cook! Try it with toasted Ciabatta or Sourdough - yum! - 19 Nov 2013


I made this soup just now as I have a soup maker and it was restaurant quality soup. It was delicious. The family loved it. Thankyou so much for the recipe. Will be making this again real soon - 22 Jun 2013


A great recipe! The family loved it, even my toddler finished a full bowl. It's easy, quick and everything you keep in the pantry, the perfect meal when u haven't done a shop for a while. - 04 Feb 2014

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