Cream of tomato soup

by smth good on July 7, 2011

in soups,veggie

Inspired by the Italian Zuppa di pomodoro, this cream of tomato soup is delicate and elegant. We have served it as a first course for a dinner with friends and, well, it was a good choice, with mint and basil smoothly combined in a creamy tomato puree.

Serves 4, prep. time 50 minutes

Utensils: a stew pot, a sieve, a blender


  • 6 big ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 hot chili pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp chopped basil
  • 1 tbsp chopped mint leaves
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • salt & pepper

Peel the tomatoes and dice them.

To easily peel the tomatoes, submerge them in hot water for a couple of minutes and then in ice cold water.

Heat the oil in a stew pot. Add the onion, garlic and hot pepper and sauté for about 30 seconds.

Add the tomatoes and tomato paste. Stir often. Add potato cubes and approximately 1 liter of water.

The quantity of water depends on how juicy tomatoes are.

Cook for 35-40 minutes until potatoes are well done.

Add mint, basil, sugar and salt&pepper to taste. Let it simmer for a couple of minutes and turn off the heat. Mix the soup in a blender to obtain a smooth cream. For a perfect look, strain it before serving.

Serve hot with croutons. Enjoy!

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torviewtoronto July 7, 2011 at 7:35 pm

delicious flavours
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Kelly July 7, 2011 at 7:55 pm

Wow gorgeous presentation and the recipe looks delicious! :)


Jessica July 7, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Beautiful soup! It looks delicious too.


Peggy July 7, 2011 at 8:22 pm

I love the rich color of this soup! I’m sure there is flavor here to match =)


Tiffany July 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm

That color is amazing!


Kate@Diethood July 8, 2011 at 2:39 am

My husband’s favorite soup!! It looks amazing!


Tori @ The Shiksa in the Kitchen July 8, 2011 at 4:47 am

Gorgeous soup! I’ll take mine with a grilled cheese sandwich on the side, please. :)


jaimie July 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm

great looking tomato cream soup! mint sounds refreshing enough as it’s hot, hot, hot outside


jaimie July 8, 2011 at 2:53 pm

great looking tomato cream soup! mint sounds refreshing enough as it’s hot, hot, hot outside


ping July 9, 2011 at 9:46 am

Mmmm … my favorite soup! And croutons … Yessss … lots of it!


Jay July 9, 2011 at 3:06 pm

love d vibrant healthy soup..
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Irena July 11, 2011 at 6:00 pm

The ultimate soup….my favorite…thanks:)


Charissa July 12, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Yes, yes! One of the best soups ever! I love putting a few whole wheat noodles in there too….so good!
Thanks for your comment on my site…I love pollen granules…but I`m out of them now! A good reminder to pick some up sometime!!!


Kristi Rimkus July 12, 2011 at 4:26 pm

I love the combination of chili, basil and mint. Tomatoes should be coming on in the next few weeks. I’ll give this a try. It sounds fantastic!


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