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fresh tomato soup

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Cheryl Jacobs
Clanton, AL

This has got to be my favorite soup! My grandmother made it for me as a child, and I never lost the taste for it. Store-bought just won't do.

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When tomatoes are at their sweetest, this fresh tomato soup must be on your menu. Not too thick, it's fresh, tangy, creamy, and rich. We can't forget, it's easy to make too. The hardest part is blending the ingredients together. You'll notice we used a stick blender instead of pouring the ingredients into a blender. If you love the combination of tomato and basil, this soup will be for you.

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★★★★★ 2
serves 4
prep time 50 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For fresh tomato soup

  • 4 c
    tomato juice
  • 4 c
    tomatoes, peeled and diced
  • 3 tsp
    dried, crushed basil
  • 12
    basil leaves
  • salt, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp
    cracked black pepper
  • 1 c
    whipping cream
  • 1 stick
    butter, unsalted

How To Make fresh tomato soup

  • Tomatoes in a pot with tomato juice.
    Pour the tomatoes into a large saucepan along with four cups of tomato juice. And let this simmer for about 30 minutes.
  • Basil added to the tomatoes.
    Add the basil to the tomato mixture.
  • Blending the tomatoes and basil.
    Pour into a blender and blend until smooth.
  • Butter, whipping cream, cracked pepper, and salt added to pot.
    Return the soup to the pan. Add one stick of unsalted butter, one cup of whipping cream, about 1/4 tsp of cracked pepper, and salt to taste.
  • Heating tomato soup.
    Now just heat the soup through allowing the butter to melt. Stir frequently, and it will be ready in a few minutes.