I made a soup from a recipe I found online today…and I’m going to call it a review but I made a few changes to the recipe so I don’t know if it really qualifies as a review of the original recipe… anyway I’ll provide the link to the original recipe and list here how I made the soup.

Here’s the link -> Garden Fresh Tomato Soup – it had lots of good reviews but also lots of people made changes to the recipe.

Here’s my version:


  • 4 cups fresh ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded, and chopped *(see step 1 below)
  • 2-1/2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1/4 yellow onion, diced
  • dash each of salt, pepper, sugar
  • basil to taste (optional)
  • cream (optional – sour cream, heavy cream, etc)


  1. If you have fresh tomatoes and a seive, then you can just chop them up with skins and seeds and get those things out using your seive, but if you don’t I find it best to peel and seed the tomatoes before cooking – alternately you could used canned stewed tomatoes
  2. boil your tomatoes and broth for about 30 minutes and mash them all up with a potato smasher or simply skip ahead and puree with a wand blender
  3. saute the onions and garlic in a skillet and add to the tomato/broth combo
  4. add salt, pepper, and sugar
  5. puree all ingredients together and let simmer about 20 minutes
  6. top with basil and/or cream

Hubby said it tastes really good and I think it works as a stand alone soup or makes a great base for a vegetable or tortellini soup – you could even can it!