Yield: Yields about 8 cups.
Silky tomato soup is like the little black dress of soups. Unadorned and paired with a grilled cheese sandwich, it’s a comforting lunch. Dressed up with simple garnishes, it makes a sophisticated start to a dinner party.
Make Ahead Tips
This soup stores beautifully and tastes better the second day. You can keep it in the refrigerator as long as you bring it to a boil every two days. Or you can stash it in the freezer for up to three months.
To add a creamy touch, try one of these garnishes:
Sour cream, goat cheese & Parmesan garnish: In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup sour cream with 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese. Add 1 Tbs. freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano, 1 Tbs. thinly sliced chives, and 1 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil. Mix thoroughly and season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add a dollop to each serving.
Crème fraîche, herb & horseradish garnish: In a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup crème fraîche with 1 Tbs. minced fresh dill and 1 Tbs. minced scallion. Add 1/2 Tbs. well-drained prepared white horseradish and mix well. Season to taste with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add a dollop to each serving.
Be sure to purée in small batches and crack the blender lid slightly (or remove the center cap from the lid). Steam can build up once you start blending, and if the lid is on tight or the blender is overfilled, it will spray hot soup all over you and your kitchen. For protection, cover the top with a dishtowel while puréeing.
Was just sharing this with a friend so I thought I'd review it. It's been a couple of months since I've made it so I can't comment on the recipe itself, but I believe I followed it exactly... maybe I didn't add the basil but regardless, it's an INSANE recipe. The BEST tomato soup I've ever tasted.
This is the simple, delicious soup recipe that I have been searching for all my life!
My son and I made this recipe a few nights ago for the four of us for dinner. In hindsight, we should have doubled the recipe it was that good and it was easy to make. My son is a teenager with Down Syndrome and we've been teaching him cooking and baking skills. I'm not saying he could make this on his own right out of the gate, what I am saying is this recipe has clear directions. Hopefully one day he will be able to make this soup for me. This soup is great with grilled cheese on sourdough... yummy. Now I'm getting hungry.
I have made this recipe several times and each time it was simple amazing! I added green peppers to the onions when cooking them since I love using peppers in everything. I actually made a double recipe this last time. The soup is delicious with lots of texture since it is not totally pureed. I do not use sugar. As mentioned in the recipe, that soup tastes even better the next day, so don't be afraid to make it ahead of time. Friends have commented on how tasty the soup is. It is a pleasure to make, and so easy to do!
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