Best Tomato Soup Recipe

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If you’d like to know how to make your very own fresh tomato soup, follow this simple recipe. 

There’s nothing better than a good bowl of fresh soup, served with bread or some cheese on toast. Many of us enjoy a tasty soup, particularly in the colder months – it’s oftentimes healthy, warming and filling. It’s also a popular work lunch choice. 

For being such a popular dish, it’s surprising to know that many people don’t have a clue as to how to make it. 

We’ll start you off with a really simple tomato soup recipe that can be made by anyone hoping to impress their friends and family. 

What tomatoes are best to use for soup?

You can use any type of tomato to make tomato soup but you should use those which are ripe (homegrown or those from organic farmer’s markets may taste better). If that’s not possible though, use any tomatoes you can get your hands on at the grocery store. 

As a general guide, these tomatoes are good for making fresh soup with: 

  • Plump
  • Cherry
  • Roma
  • Vine
  • Red Beefsteak 

Remember, whatever tomatoes you choose to use for the soup, they must be 2lb in total weight. 

Kitchen utensils: 

  • Large deep baking tray
  • Large pan
  • Blender or food mixer




Prep time

20 minutes

Cooking time

1 hour 25 minutes


  • 2lb ripe tomatoes

  • 1 large onion

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 2 tbsp of olive oil

  • ½ tsp of salt

  • ½ tsp of pepper

  • 2 cups of broth, chicken or vegetable

  • ¼ fresh basil


  • Roughly chop the tomatoes, onions and garlic and place into the deep baking tray.
  • Season with salt and pepper and drizzle over the olive oil.
  • Mix it all together then place it into a preheated oven at 400°F. Cook for about an hour or until the vegetables have turned a golden brown.
  • Transfer the vegetables into a large saucepan, add the broth and simmer for about 25 minutes.
  • Add the fresh basil and allow the mix to cool down.
  • Blend the mixture into a smooth paste consistency and place it into a saucepan. Cook for a further few minutes, serve and enjoy.

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