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Light and Easy Tomato Soup for Summer

Pack on the vitamins in a bowl of delicious summer tomato soup. This soup is, light, healthy, nourishing, comforting, and easy to make.

a beige bowl with red tomato soup and croutons and greens in it.

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. 

Good tomato soup always has Roma tomatoes (or plum tomatoes if you like), a good amount of parmesan cheese, and rich chicken broth

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 youonion! 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!

Key Ingredients

tomato soup ingredients croutons dill tomatoes pepper salt garlic onion flour broth parmesan cheese and olive oil.

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 saltblack 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 

Step 1: Heat oil 

In a medium size soup pot, heat olive oil on medium heat.

olive oil in a pot.

Step 2: Sauté the aromatics

Add onion and garlic, then sear until they soften and are slightly golden brown.

onion sauteing in a pot on a wooden board.

Step 3: Make a roux 

Add flour and stir to coat the onion and garlic.

flour onion and garlic sauteing in a large soup pot with a wooden spoon.

Step 4: Make the tomato mixture  

Gradually add in chicken broth and tomatoes and mix to prevent lumps from forming.

a pot filled with tomatoes and broth.

Step 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.  

process of cooking tomato soup in a pot on a wooden board with spices added on top.

Step 6: Allow the mixture to cool 

Let the mixture cool down slightly. 

tomato soup cooking in a pot.

Step 7: Blend the mixture  

Transfer the tomato mixture to a blender filling the jar no more than halfway. Puree until smooth.

sou pureed in a blender.

Step 8: Transfer the soup back to the stove

Return the mixture to the stove and heat it.

pureed soup in a bowl.

Step 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.

Expert Tips 

  • 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.

Recipe FAQs 

What are the health benefits of tomatoes? 

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.

What are the best tomatoes to use for this tomato soup? 

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.

What do you serve with the summer tomato soup?

You can serve tomato soup with a grilled cheese sandwich, Caesar salad, good crusty bread, or crispy fritters

a bowl of tomato soup with croutons on top and croutons with parsley on top.

Other delicious soup recipes with tomatoes that you’ll love:

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tomato soup in a bowl with croutons and a spoon.

Light and Easy Tomato Soup

Pack on the vitamins in a bowl of great summer soup. Tomato Soup that is light, healthy, and easy to make.
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Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Nut Free
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Calories: 129kcal
Author: Marina Rizhkov



  • 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 olive oil.
    3 Tbsp olive oil
    olive oil in a pot.
  • Add onion and garlic, then sear until slightly golden-brown.
    1 small onion,, 1 large clove garlic,
    onion sauteing in a pot on a wooden board.
  • Add flour and stir to coat the onion and garlic.
    2 Tbsp unbleached flour
    flour onion and garlic sauteing in a large soup pot with a wooden spoon.
  • Add in chicken broth and tomatoes.
    3 cups chicken broth, 28 oz can whole peeled tomatoes,
    a pot filled with tomatoes and broth.
  • Bring to a boil and add salt and pepper to taste.
    salt and pepper,
    process of cooking tomato soup in a pot on a wooden board with spices added on top.
  • Let it cool down.
    tomato soup cooking in a pot.
  • Blend the mix together.
    sou pureed in a blender.
  • Put the mix back on the stove and heat it up.
    pureed soup in a bowl.
  • 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. 


Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 744mg | Potassium: 449mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 2mg
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