Creamy Fresh Tomato Soup

This was arguably the best soup II had this summer. I bought a huge box of fresh Italian tomatoes. Please do not use canned tomatoes if you want to experience what I did. Have a pleasant week!

Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-based pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, dried chilli flakes, carrots, celery and thyme and sauté for 10 minutes, until very tender.

Add the tomatoes and paprika and stir to combine. Add the chicken stock or water and bouillon cube and bring to the boil..Reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes, until the tomatoes and carrots are very tender.

Blend the soup in two batches, then pass through a sieve to remove the skin and seeds. Stir in the cream. Taste the soup and add the sugar and adjust the seasoning. Serve hot or cold.

Creamy Fresh Tomato Soup

Preparation time: 15 minutes; Cooking time: 1 hour; Serves: 4-6

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic
  • ½-1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 large celery stem sliced (remove the strings)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1.6kg (3.5 Ib) ripe Italian tomatoes coarsely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 3 cups chicken or beef stock or 3 cups water and bouillon cube
  • Salt to taste
  • ½  cup 35% cream
  • 1 ½ teaspoons sugar 

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large, heavy-based pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, dried chilli flakes, carrots, celery and thyme and sauté for 10 minutes, until very tender.
  2. Add the tomatoes and paprika and stir to combine. Add the chicken stock or water and bouillon cube and bring to the boil..Reduce the heat, and simmer, covered, for 30 to 45 minutes, until the tomatoes and carrots are very tender.
  3. Blend the soup in two batches, then pass through a sieve to remove the skin and seeds. Stir in the cream. Taste the soup and add the sugar and adjust the seasoning. Serve hot or cold.

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Author: Liz

I love everything food: eating, cooking, baking and travelling. I also love photography and nature.

6 thoughts

    1. Please as I said before I do not mind an Occasional link to my post but you can’t link to every recipe I post. I mentioned this before and you seem to be ignoring what I said.

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