Tomato soup is a soup made with tomatoes as the primary ingredient. It may be served hot or cold in a bowl, and may be made in a variety of ways. Recipe for making tomato soup is easy as we follow the instructions.
It may be smooth in texture, and there are also recipes which include chunks (or small pieces) of tomato, cream and chicken/vegetable stock. Popular toppings for tomato soup include sour cream or croutons. Tomato soup is one of the top comfort foods in Poland and the United States. It can be made fresh by blanching tomatoes, removing the skins, then blending into a puree.
3 cups fresh or canned tomatoes
1 medium onion
2 stalks celery
2 tablespoons oil or margarine
1/4 teaspoons oregano
1 1/2 teaspoons basil 1 quart hot vegetable stock
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
pepper to taste
Chop the tomatoes into small pieces of you don’t mind including the skins, or simply rub them over a grater to get the juice and pulp. Chop the onion and celery and grate the carrot.
Saute the onion along with celery and carrot. Cook the mixture until the onion is soft. add oregano, basil, and tomatoes to the pot and simmer gently for 15 minutes. At this point, if you want a smooth creamy texture, puree the soup in a blender or food mill.
Add the hot stock and brink the soup to a boil. Smimer on low heat for 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
Makes 8 cups. or a thicker soup, use only 2 or 3 cups of stock and reduce seasonings.