- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
- 1/4 cup finely chopped celery
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1-1/2 cups water
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
- Minced fresh basil, optional
- In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 2-4 minutes or until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Puree soup using an immersion blender. Or, cool soup slightly and puree in batches in a blender; return to pan and heat through. If desired, top with fresh minced basil.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary. Yield: 4 servings.
Reviews forSatisfying Tomato Soup
"Good tomato soup. I made it along side patty melts. The husband loved it. I did add a bit more salt and pepper as I thought it needed more seasoning."
"Only one minor change to this one- I used dried celery flakes because I have a ton on hand. I made the soup and froze it in single servings. I defrosted it and reheated it on the stove. I liked the consistency and flavor, and you can't beat how fast it goes together."
"While we enjoyed this, next time I'd add some more water and milk or half and half. It was two much like a sauce or as someone else said "V8" for us. We prefer a creamier tomato soup. That said, we'll definitely make it again, with a few tweaks."
"The taste was very savory! It reminded me of a V8 drink. I added some fresh basil for added spice. I didn't care for the chunky texture. Even after putting it in the blender, it was a little too thick for me. So I put a cup of so in a soup bowl and added a half cup water for a "soup-like" texture."
"very quick, very fresh tasting, nice flavor combinations- love it"
"This recipe is savory and delicious. I used diced tomatoes with oregano and garlic because that's what I had here, and I followed the recipe for the rest of the seasonings including more oregano, etc. I will be making this again! I also served it chunky instead of pureeing it. Yummy!"