A delicious soup to use up the abundance of garden-fresh tomatoes we have each year. Fresh and flavorful, and many opportunities to adjust this soup to your liking!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
55 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
Advertisement

Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Combine tomatoes, onion, carrots, and garlic in a large pot. Drizzle olive oil over tomato mixture; cook and stir over medium heat. Cover pot and simmer, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are tender, about 25 minutes.

    Advertisement
  • Mix chicken broth, salt, sugar, dill, black pepper, celery salt, and cloves into tomato mixture. Cover pot and simmer, stirring occasionally, until soup flavors have blended, about 20 minutes.

  • Whisk milk and cornstarch together in a bowl until dissolved.

  • Heat butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk cornstarch mixture into melted butter until smooth and thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Slowly pour cornstarch mixture into tomato soup, stirring until incorporated.

  • Pour half of the soup and basil leaves into a blender no more than half-full. Cover and hold lid down; pulse a few times before leaving on to blend. Puree soup in batches until smooth. Return blended soup to pot and heat on low for 3 to 5 minutes. Spoon soup into serving bowls and top with Parmesan cheese and shredded basil.

Cook's Note:

You may add a splash of balsamic vinegar in individual bowls when serving, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

160 calories; protein 7.7g 15% DV; carbohydrates 24.2g 8% DV; fat 5g 8% DV; cholesterol 9.7mg 3% DV; sodium 1408.8mg 56% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (30)

Read More Reviews

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2014
I really liked this... fresh and delicious. I'm going to also try this w/o the milk and sub stock Read More
(3)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2015
Somehow all the tomato flavor got completely lost in the cloves I think. Read More
(6)
35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
03/19/2015
Somehow all the tomato flavor got completely lost in the cloves I think. Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2014
I really liked this... fresh and delicious. I'm going to also try this w/o the milk and sub stock Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2014
I would probably increase some of the seasonings next time around. Read More
(1)
Advertisement
Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2015
Excellent! I used tomato and basil that we had frozen from the garden. I followed the recipe except I substituted chicken broth for the skim milk (personal preference I didn't want cream soup). Will add this to our winter soup rotation! Very easy and the best tomato soup I have found. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
11/03/2018
Too much of clove flavor. More of a clove soup than tomatoe.??Guess I should of thought it through before attempting this recipe. Or read the reviews. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2015
This was delicious and easy. I only had 4 medium Roma tomatoes and used some leftover tomato sauce to make about 7 cups. I adjusted the spices as we like them. It will be a soup staple for my family. Read More
(1)
Advertisement
Rating: 4 stars
10/08/2017
A friend said to me "never refuse fresh tomatoes when offered. There is often a glut during peak growing season. Take them freeze (as they are) in an icecream container with a handful of basil...winter soup!" This recipe made the most of this..I drained off some surplus fluid gathered during freezing then cooked up. Used a vege stock cube instead of chicken broth (son is vegetarian) cut down on the cloves and it was very tasty. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2015
This was delicious; even my husband liked it which is saying a lot because he normally doesn't like soup. I only added 1/8th tsp of ground cloves as this can so easily overpower the flavour. Next time I'm going to add a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce and substitute thyme for the dill which isn't a favourite and omit the basil altogether. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/15/2019
Tomato soup is a favorite of mine, and this was the first time I ever made it from fresh tomatoes--worth it! I barely put a pinch of cloves in it (I'm not a fan), otherwise I made the recipe as stated. The flavor was perfect! I think canned tomato soup is now history for me. Read More