A quick soup that can go from stove to table in less than half an hour. A regular at my house on weeknights. Many variations can be had by adding different spices and flavours.
- Heat oil in soup pot over medium heat.
- Add onion and allow to sweat for 5-6 minutes.
- Add can of tomatoes, water, brown sugar, salt and pepper.
- Check for personal taste on salt and pepper and add more if you wish.
- Bring to boil and turn down.
- ** At this time I use my immersion blender to puree the soup a bit. If you don't have one, you can pop it in your regular blender, of if you like it chunky, do not do this step**.
- Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.
- Garnish with sour cream, chives or croutons.
I will never look at canned tomato soup the same way again! This soup is wonderful, easy to make, and so many ways to suit this to your families taste. Used a 29 ounce can of petite diced tomatoes, chicken broth instead of water, kosher salt, and fresh ground pepper. I dont have an immersion blender so I simmered about 15 minutes and the tomatoes broke down but still had enough texture to get a bite of tomato here and there. The onions are sweet and so good. I didnt use any garnish, the soup is all I wanted to taste! Thank you so much for posting this recipe Chez Desiree.
Very good, yeah! It was easy, which I liked. For a good spin (to any and all tomato soup recipes), add 1-2 cloves minced garlic to the oil & onion sweat, and just before you add the tomatoes, spices, and water, wilt some fresh basil, like 1 1/2 tblsp chopped, in the oil. Or, for the same kind of flavor, add about 1 tsp. dried basil when you add the garlic. It's great. It's classic.
This was great and super easy!!! I did make a change and use white pepper (we like it better), but I thought that the flavor was perfect! (DH would have liked a little less onion, a little less pepper, and it not so chunky, but who's writing this review!) Definitely a keeper! Thank you!