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Garden-Fresh Tomato Soup

Rated as 4.61 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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1 h 15 m servings 163
Original recipe yields 4 servings


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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Whisk milk and cornstarch together in a bowl until dissolved.
  4. Heat butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk cornstarch mixture into melted butter until smooth and thickened, 3 to 5 minutes.
  5. Slowly pour cornstarch mixture into tomato soup, stirring until incorporated.
  6. 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.
  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 163 calories; 5 25 7.7 10 1409 Full nutrition

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I really liked this... fresh and delicious. I'm going to also try this w/o the milk and sub stock

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Somehow all the tomato flavor got completely lost in the cloves, I think.

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Somehow all the tomato flavor got completely lost in the cloves, I think.

I really liked this... fresh and delicious. I'm going to also try this w/o the milk and sub stock

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)...

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 fa...

I would probably increase some of the seasonings next time around.

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.

The first time I made this, the only things I did different was leave out the salt and sugar, and use celery seed instead of celery salt. It definitely doesn't need salt or sugar. I think it wou...

I agree, cloves overpowering tomato flavor. I will try it again with half or quarter of the recipe amount.

I made the recipe with the stated ingredients, except that I was out of fresh basil and celery salt, so I used dried basil and chopped fresh celery. It was a hit with me and one family member, ...