This creamy tomato soup is delicious and has a twist - the addition of strong, black coffee. This is the perfect summer dish for using freshly picked tomatoes from the garden. Remember - the better the quality of the tomatoes, the better the taste of the soup.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter in a stock pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, carrots, celery, garlic, and parsley; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes, tomato sauce, coffee, water, sugar, salt, and pepper. Bring the soup to a boil and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes.

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  • Pour the hot soup into a blender, filling the pitcher no more than halfway full. Hold down the lid of the blender with a folded kitchen towel, and carefully start the blender, using a few quick pulses to get the soup moving before leaving it on to puree. Puree in batches until smooth and pour into a clean pot. Stir in the cream and heat until warm. Do not boil.

Nutrition Facts

142 calories; 2.2 g protein; 10.5 g carbohydrates; 33.4 mg cholesterol; 654.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2009
This is SO so good and amazingly quite easy and idiot-proof. Just heaven. I love that it calls for fresh produce. Our local farmers markets really have the best produce which really takes your typical tomato soup over the top. I used organic tomato sauce and FF half-n-half. Wonderful. This is low in calories and high vitamins so I didn't feel guilty going back for a little more. This one's a keeper. NOTE: Next time I'd like to add some fresh basil to really drive me crazy. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/04/2012
I had very high expectations or this soup. i was very disppointed. While the consistency was great it had very little taste. I followed the recipe as written but added additinal garlic. I will nto make this again. Read More
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31 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2009
This is SO so good and amazingly quite easy and idiot-proof. Just heaven. I love that it calls for fresh produce. Our local farmers markets really have the best produce which really takes your typical tomato soup over the top. I used organic tomato sauce and FF half-n-half. Wonderful. This is low in calories and high vitamins so I didn't feel guilty going back for a little more. This one's a keeper. NOTE: Next time I'd like to add some fresh basil to really drive me crazy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2009
Of course I have to give this recipe five stars - it's my own! Funny enough I had forgotten about it until I did a tomato soup search and it popped up as an option! Remember - use homegrown or farmer's market fresh tomatoes for the best taste. Second choice is homegrown tomatoes that you canned back in the summertime. Do not use hard yucky grocery store winter tomatoes and expect this to turn out well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2009
This is no typical tomato soup and explodes with flavour with I tried it the first time. My husband suggested adding small meatballs - a great addition for meat-lovers:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
Had to try this and am glad I did. This soup is excellent! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2011
This is a keeper! There were no left overs! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2010
Delicious! I didn't have carrots so I made it without....it is super easy and so so good. The coffee adds a depth of flavor and smokey delight. I added basil and extra salt to mine. Try it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2010
What a flavorful soup! Also fast and easy to make. I pureed it in our VitaMix all in one batch no problems. We used freshly picked garden tomatoes and flat-leaf parsley from my herb garden. The coffee gave it a smokey flavor. My husband actually asked "did you smoke these tomatoes first or something?"! The only thing I substituted was canned condensed milk for the heavy cream. The heavy cream probably would have been a more delicate flavor but I learned the condensed milk trick last year it's cheaper I always have it around the house and then the rest of the cream doesn't go bad because I rarely use it plus it's lower in fat for my family and for recipes like this where it's just a little bit it doesn't make a huge difference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2011
My husband said this should be called "Robust Garden Tomato Soup". It was very good (we ate the whole pot!) but it just wasn't what we expected. We loved the fresh tomato taste so I will make again and tweak it so its not so "garden" like and maybe reduce the amount of coffee. I used 3/4 cup Double Black Diamond coffee from Green Mountain and I think it was just too strong. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/03/2012
Super easy! Even my husband who doesn't usually like tomato soup said it was tasty. The only things I changed were: 1) I left out the carrots as I didn't have any on hand; and 2) I used a 1/4 cup sour cream and 1/4 cup garlic cooking cream cheese instead of heavy cream. It was wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/04/2012
I had very high expectations or this soup. i was very disppointed. While the consistency was great it had very little taste. I followed the recipe as written but added additinal garlic. I will nto make this again. Read More
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