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Contest-Winning Fresh Tomato Soup Recipe

This recipe makes the freshest-tasting soup that I've ever eaten. Most people don't expect a tomato soup to be chunky, but everyone who has tried this soup finds it a pleasant change from the smooth, creamy variety. It's an ideal way to use ripe tomatoes and other fresh garden produce!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 4-1/2 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 1 quart fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  • 1. in large saucepan, saute the celery, onion, carrot and green pepper in butter. Add 4 cups broth, tomatoes, sugar, salt, curry and pepper.
  • 2. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes. Combine flour and remaining 1/2 cup broth until smooth. Gradually stir into soup. Cook until slightly thickened, stirring frequently. Yield: 2 quarts.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One cup serving equals 1/2 bread, 1/2 fat; also, 57 calories, 368 mg sodium, 9 mg cholesterol, 7 gm carbohydrate, 1 gm protein, 3 gm fat.