Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Tomato Soup

With the cold weather refusing to leave our side, we definitely needed something to soothe us after a cold wintery day out. Running errands all day , we decided to make this family favorite last night. With a side of sourdough  garlic bread and crackers , it pleased our palettes and satisfied our stomachs.
No wonder it's a classic!

This is our entry for "Cooking Basics Event"

Ingredients: serves 2

Butter: 1tbsp
Tomatoes: 2-3 medium
Onion: 1 small
Celery: 1 stick chopped
Basil: 2tbsp chopped
Garlic: crushed 1 clove (optional)
All purpose flour: 1 tbsp
Salt: to taste
Sugar: 1/4th tsp

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the tomatoes, basil and garlic and boil for 10 min. Whizz in a blender. Blend it smooth and keep aside.

Use the same saucepan and melt the butter over medium heat. Stir in the flour to make a roux/paste, add the onions and then celery, cooking until the roux/paste is  medium brown. Gradually whisk in the tomato mixture, so that no lumps form. Season with sugar and salt. Garnish with freshly crushed pepper and basil. Enjoy with garlic bread or crackers!!! Print Friendly and PDF


  1. Turmericnspice, what a lovely space you have here..thanks for leading me and wanting to take part in the event. I have updated the drop down. Even if you don't feel like tagging whats given, you can choose Others.

    Thanks for dropping in. I will surely check in again to see what other pretty things you prepare!

  2. I just made the tomato soup!!! It's really good - I may never buy it in a can again!


  3. wow looks so good!! thanks for your nice entry.

  4. Looks like an easy soup, Love basil. Pl post some more soups.

  5. The soup looks so inviting and you are right winter is the season when one needs a little boost; this soup fits the bill perfectly.

  6. This looks wonderful. Now I'm craving soup with saltines!

  7. Sandhaya15: we have more soups coming up soon.
    Thanks tasteofbeirut and stella!!

  8. Healthy and well clicked. Do visit my blog when time permits.


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