Pack on the vitamins in a bowl of delicious summer tomato soup. This soup is, light, healthy, nourishing, comforting, and easy to make.
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Easy Summer Tomato Soup
It sure has been a busy summer! Things have been fairly busy, and since summer is short, I have decided to spend more time with my kids rather than working on my site. I even got all their school supplies and clothes ready and neatly organized.
This year was not as hot as some other years, but we got an occasional hot summer day and we sure used them with pool time and boat rides. Two of my kids learned to swim, so for me, that was a proud mama moment. During the colder, even rainy summer days I cooked up a soup.
This tomato soup was one of them, and it was easy to prepare. Soup is the ultimate comfort food and this one is no different. It’s quite filling and satisfying too! If you love tomatoes, you will love this tomato soup made with fresh ingredients. Ripe tomatoes, the perfect amount of salt, and the flavor of onion always make a flavorful summer soup.
Warm comfort food may not be what you imagine in the summer, but sometimes rainy days take over and we’re reminded of the fall and winter seasons. When I miss the chill, an easy recipe like this one with simple ingredients brings me back to cozy days by the fire. The good news is fresh ripe summer tomatoes are still in season this time of year and you can easily get ones for this recipe. You can also enjoy this as we transition from summer into fall.
One spoonful of this delicious soup transports me back to my childhood. Grilled cheese sandwiches pair so well to make a classic childhood meal. I never understood as a kid how easy it is to put together that comfort meal. Especially when it’s this healthy homemade tomato soup recipe!
The secret ingredient for this delicious soup
The best tomato soup has a secret ingredient, and I’ll uncover my secret just for you: onion! It might seem like a small addition, but an onion does a lot in bringing out the tomato flavor by adding it to the beginning of the recipe with the garlic and olive oil!
Canned soup has nothing on this homemade tomato soup recipe. The best way to enjoy a soup is one that’s made with love at home and has the perfect addition of fresh herbs on top. Whether you like dill or fresh parsley, these herbs always add the best flavor. This creamy soup is one of the simplest and lightest soup recipes you’ll ever enjoy!
Here’s what you’ll need to make the perfect soup:
Chicken broth: This is the rich base of this soup. If you like vegetable broth, you can use that as well.
Fresh tomatoes: They must be whole and peeled. You can get canned tomatoes if you like.
Garlic cloves: It makes a savory and flavorful addition to the tomato soup recipe.
Onion: The secret ingredient which adds the perfect flavor to this soup without overpowering the rest of the flavors. The sweet onion cuts the acidity of the tomato.
Olive oil: Starts this recipe off to sauté with the onion and garlic. It gives the soup body and richness.
Fresh dill or parsley: These fresh herbs are used for flavor.
Along with those ingredients, you will need flour, kosher salt, black pepper, and croutons (for the topping). Also, parmesan cheese is a tasty garnish!
Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.
How to make summer tomato soup
1: Heat oil
- In a medium size soup pot, heat olive oil on medium heat.
2: Sauté the aromatics
- Add onion and garlic, then sear until they soften and are slightly golden brown.
3: Make a roux
- Add flour and stir to coat the onion and garlic.
4: Make the tomato mixture
- Gradually add in chicken broth and tomatoes and mix to prevent lumps from forming.
5: Season and simmer
- Add salt and pepper to taste. Then cover the pot tightly and bring to a boil. Allow to simmer on low heat for about 10-12 minutes until the tomatoes are soft and the soup is well flavored.
6: Allow the mixture to cool
- Let the mixture cool down slightly.
7: Blend the mixture
- Transfer the tomato mixture to a blender filling the jar no more than halfway. Puree until smooth.
8: Transfer the soup back to the stove
- Return the mixture to the stove and heat it.
9: Garnish and serve
- Serve warm or at room temperature topped with cheese, croutons, and parsley or dill.
How to store leftover tomato soup
- Store completely cooled tomato soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
- To freeze the tomato soup, cool it completely, place it into zip-top bags, and squeeze out the excess air. Label and date them, then freeze them for up to three months.
- Simmering is a key step in the recipe as it allows the flavors to develop and blend.
- Use fresh dill at the end of cooking because it will lose flavor if overheated.
- The croutons are added for crunch. Another alternative for a topping is chickpeas.
- You can coarsely purée with a hand-held blender or in a food processor.
Tomatoes have a few notable health benefits. They are rich in vitamins A, C, K, folate, and potassium. Eating them may help protect your eyes, lower your chances of heart disease, and inflammation, boost your immune system, lower your cholesterol levels, and keep your blood from clotting.
Roma tomatoes are the best because they have the best flavor when roasted resulting in a tasty soup. If you can’t find Roma tomatoes, substitute another variety of small plum tomatoes. Larger heirloom or salad tomatoes are too watery for this recipe.
Other delicious soup recipes with tomatoes that you’ll love:
The Tangy Tomato Meatball Soup is juicy, full of flavor, and easy filling soup for anytime of the year.
The Russian Red Borscht Recipe is healthy, nutritional packed soup. We make it all year round.
More Tasty Soup Recipes To Try
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Light and Easy Tomato Soup
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 large clove garlic, minced
- 2 Tbsp unbleached flour
- 3 cups chicken broth
- 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes, or 2 12-oz cans
- salt and pepper, to taste
- parmesan cheese, for garnish
- croutons, optional
- fresh dill, or parsley, for garnish
- In a medium size soup pot, heat up 3 Tablespoons of olive oil.3 Tbsp olive oil
- Add onion and garlic, then sear until slightly golden-brown.1 small onion,, 1 large clove garlic,
- Add 2 Tablespoons of flour and stir to coat the onion and garlic.2 Tbsp unbleached flour
- Add in 3 cups of chicken broth and tomatoes.3 cups chicken broth, 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes,
- Bring to a boil and add salt and pepper to taste.salt and pepper,
- Let it cool down.
- Blend the mix together.
- Put the mix back on the stove and heat it up.
- Garnish with cheese, croutons, and parsley.parmesan cheese,, croutons,, fresh dill,
- Use Organic tomatoes.
- Substitute chicken broth for vegetable broth if you’d like.
- Serve with pumpkin seeds or croutons (optional)
- Salt and pepper at the end to your taste.