Garden Fresh Tomato Soup


Garden Fresh Tomato Soup


1 tbsp olive oil

1 tbsp butter

1 onion, coarsely chopped

1 tsp minced garlic

1 tbsp flour

4 cups fresh tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 pounds)

1 ½ cups vegetable broth

1 tsp sugar

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon dried basil

¾ tsp salt

⅛ tsp pepper


Warm the oil and butter in a large soup pot over medium heat.  Add onion and garlic

And cook until soft but not browned, 5 to 7 minutes.  Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute.

Add tomatoes, vegetable broth, sugar, bay leaves, basil, salt and pepper.  Cover and simmer for 15 minutes, skimming off and discarding any foam from the surface.  Remove bay leaves.

Puree in batches using blender or food processor until smooth and return to pot to keep warm.  Add additional sugar or salt before serving, if desired.


4 servings, 110 calories per serving

Put serving-sized leftover portions in a freezer bag or container and store them in the freezer for future use.

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6 Replies to “Garden Fresh Tomato Soup”

  1. I absolutely love homemade tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich. That to me is the best comfort food you can have. Thank you for posting this I can not wait to try this recipe. My mouth is water just thinking about it. I was wondering if you get a better taste with fresh basil? Once again thank you for this recipe.

    1. Yes, I’m sure fresh basil would be a fine addition to this recipe!  As a general rule of thumb, you would increase the fresh herb measurement threefold, so in this case you would use 1 tablespoon fresh basil instead of 1 teaspoon of dried.  You could certainly increase that if you wanted a stronger basil flavor.  Please let me know how much you decided to add and how it turned out!

  2. Hello there,

    This is a very informative article, as it will be very helpful for any person looking to learn how to make a homemade garden fresh tomato soup. I love tomato soup and I never got to make my own until I got my hand on your recipe. I have tried it and came out excellent. So I would like to thank you very much for sharing.

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed it!  Tomato soup and grilled cheese is a classic comfort food for my family so this is one recipe I use a lot.  It’slovely on a cold winter day.

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