Creamy tomato soup

Creamy tomato soup

Hello friends, it has been snowing this morning in UK and since then it has been freezing outside. During days like these I like to relax and cook something warm, quick with ingredients I have on the fridge. Those days remind me when my grandmother prepared delicious soups with simple, basic ingredients to produce that perfect comfort flavour. So today I cooked one of my favourite classic soups like the creamy tomato soup but  added carrots (and you know me there is no butter or cream – just olive oil). The final taste of this tomato soup is a smooth texture and sweet flavour not acidic at all because of the carrot and to add some freshness I added some dried mint which really makes the difference. On the top, I added some bread croutons aromatized with olive oil and dried mint to add some crunch to the soup.

Creamy tomato soup ingredients

Serves 2 people

Cooking time:35 minutes

 

To make this delicious creamy tomato soup you will need:

Ingredients:

3 medium-sized carrots

2 medium-sized fresh tomatoes

1 can of fresh plum tomatoes (400gr)

1/4 of a medium-sized red onion

1 clove of garlic

4 slices of bread (I used the Baguette)

Dried mint

Olive oil

Salt

Fresh Basil (optional)


The preparation:

1. First of all, cut the onion, the garlic and the carrots into small pieces, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and cook everything together on a deep sauce pan on low heat until they are soft.

2. Then add the chopped fresh tomatoes and cook all the ingredients for about 5 minutes.

3. After that, add the can of plum tomatoes, the salt and some dried mint  and some leaves of fresh basil (you can add oregano or black pepper or whatever spice you like) in the sauce pan and cook for about 20 minutes.

Tomato soup 3

4. Once everything is cooked blend until you have a creamy tomato soup.

5. On the top I added some croutons which you can make by simply cutting the bread into small cubes on a tray then adding a drizzle of olive oil and any spice you like then cook  them in the oven (I used the grill option) until slightly brown. And that’s it, all you need now is just a spoon and some time to relax.

Creamy tomato soup recipe

I really hope you will like this creamy tomato soup recipe and give it a go especially during these cold and grey days of winter. I think what makes a recipe special is those few basic ingredients which are easy to find and never hide the original flavour. 🙂

We will see you on the next recipe!

Enjoy!!!

 

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77 comments

  1. juliemontgommerynews · · Reply

    Great. though you ought to put some cream in their, if only for aesthetics.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, we are trying to detox from Christmas, healthy first 😊😊😊

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  2. That looks so good! I love a nice bowl of soup on a snowy day! 🙂

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment Jen 😊😊😊

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      1. ❤ You're welcome! 🙂

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  3. real comfort food! 😀

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    1. Aww, thank you, it is perfect when outiside it’s cold 😊😊

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  4. Nice and simple!

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    1. Thsnk you so much for the nice words!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  5. Creamy without any cream – how great is that!

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    1. Lol, thank you for stopping by. The texture of this soup is very smooth plus it is very sweet because of the carrots, sometimes I find that the cream hides the original flavour of the ingredients. Please do give it a go I am sure you will find the taste very interesting!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  6. A lovely Winter Warm recipe.
    Huge Hugs

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    1. Thank you so much davidprosser for the very kind words, I really appreciate.
      Have a great Sunday,
      Alice

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  7. thank you and its a lovely and simple recipe!

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    1. Thank you so much for the very nice words. I think that everyday food is simple and doesn’t need any fancy ingredients.Please give it a go I am sure you will like the final taste! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. That is true.. I make a simple veggie soup at home with roasted pumpkin and tomatoes,garlic and some red peppers. Its simple and wonderful for winters

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      2. Your soup sounds delicious, I will definitely try it! 🙂

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      3. please do and let me know how it goes:)

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      4. I will definitely do,
        Have a nice sunday,
        Alice

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      5. You too Alice:-)

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  8. I am certainly going to try this – like you I am post Christmas de-toxing so finding something creamy without cream is a winner for me 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much for your lovely words, please let me know the results,
      I really hope you will like it, fingers crossed 😊😊😊
      Alice

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      1. I’ll make it tomorrow … we have lots of snow forecast which challenges the ability to go without dairy so I rather feel this is going to be a god-send. More when I’ve tried it!

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      2. 😊😊😊

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  9. Tomato soup is one of my favourites!

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    1. Please give it a go, I am sure you will like this version 😊

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  10. savingsanely · · Reply

    Thanks for the great recipe! With the recent cold snap it’s nice to have something easy, warm and comforting to make!

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    1. You are very welcome and please give it a go, I am sure you will like it as much as I do 😊

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  11. PERFECT! Tomato soup is my favourite! I am saving your recipe so I can make it for dinner one of these days 😀 hubby will be happy that I will finally make a tomato soup for him 😉

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    1. Lol, thank you so much for always being so kind. I really hope you and your husband will like the recipe. I love the simplicity of the ingredients and the sweet and smooth result.
      Have a great week ahead,
      Alice

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      1. It is always a pleasure to compliment you!!
        By the the ingredients and how it is done, I am sure we will both love the soup 😀
        Thank you dear, I wish you a great weekend ahead 😉

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      2. Thank you very much! 🙂

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  12. Looks delicious, love how such simple ingredients can bring such comfort 🙂

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    1. I completely agree with you! 🙂

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  13. it looks delicious! brings back memories of my Dad making tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches…

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    1. Grilled cheese sandwiches sound delicious , thank you so much for the nice words. It is those simple things, specific smells that brings us special memories!
      Have a great week ahead
      Alice

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  14. tvgirl74 · · Reply

    Great blog x

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    1. Awww thank you so much for the nice comment. I really do appreciate 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. tvgirl74 · ·

        No worries xx

        Cath

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  15. Last week I was thinking about making tomato soup but didn’t have time to Googling the recipe, well now I don’t have to search for it anymore hahaha… it looks so tastyyy, can’t wait to try it.. thank you for sharing 🙂

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    1. Aww thank you so much for the very kind words aupetite. I really hope you will like the results as much as I do. Happy cooking. ☺
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  16. with simple ingredients, success is guaranteed, well done!

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    1. Thank you so much Claudine for your lovely words!
      Have a nice week ahead
      Alice

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  17. I am making this tomorrow for sure!

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    1. Yeahhh thank you Diana for trying the recipe, I really hope you will like it. Please let me know the results. Fingers crossed
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  18. GoodFoodGoodKarma · · Reply

    Looks delightful!

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    1. Wow, what a lovely comment, thank you very much 😊😊😊

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  19. What a great yet simple recipe for a cold winter day 🙂 thanks or sharing, will give it a try one day!

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    1. Thank you Liza for the very nice words I am really happy you find the recipe interesting. Please do give it a go! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  20. We have similar grim weather here in Germany, we are starting to come down with a cold and I had no idea what to make for supper. Good idea and thanks, a creamy tomato soup hits the spot. N xx

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    1. Thank you so much for always being so kind thejameskitchen, I really do appreciate. I make this tomato soup quite often during winter! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  21. Your tomato soup looks absolutely delish. I haven’t had this soup in awhile, so thanks for the reminder.

    K. of Pure & Complex
    http://www.purecomplex.com

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  22. This looks great – and yes, it’s that ‘perfect comfort flavour’ you want – nicely put!

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words, I am very happy you like it! I am a big comfort food fan! 🙂
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  23. Soup & snow go very well together! Thx for sharing!!!

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    1. Thank you very much for the nice words. Please do give it a go, I am sure you will like it!
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  24. I like the idea of adding carrots, onion, garlic and fresh basil. I go to a local restaurant and order their tomato basil soup. Maybe I can duplicate it! Thanks for this recipe!

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    1. You are more than welcome, I hope you will like the results, if you decide to make it! 🙂

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  25. I love all kinds of tomato creams. I see “comfort flavour” is a thing in the UK 😉 Recently I totally got into James Martin show.

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    1. Lol, I think comfort food is all about that simple everyday food which comforts not only your tummy but even your taste buds. I love James Martin! 🙂
      Best wishes and thank you for stopping by,
      Alice

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  26. Thanks for looking at my pink and white face! It’s been cold today. We had tomato soup today! Passata ( Trito as it is called here), onion, garlic, olive oil, salt and a waxy potato, with a splash of chicken stock and home made flat breads to dip in. We all feel ready to go to work now.

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    1. Lol, perfect for the cold wintery days!

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  27. A simple yet tasty soup! Yum yum yumm!

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    1. Thank you so much Sophie33 for the very nice words! Please do give it a go, it is perfect for the cold weather.
      Best wishes,
      Alice

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  28. I made it & loved it too! x

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    1. Wow really! I am super duper happy! You made my day! 🙂

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  29. Reblogged this on Mme Kaukinen and commented:
    Oh my goodness, I just stumbled across this blog and the food/recipes looks amazing and not too hard to make. I intend to make a few of these especially the creamy tomato soup and their Lentil soup

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    1. Thank you very much for the lovely words and wanting to try the soups recipes. I really hope you will like the results as much as I do.
      And thank you for reblogging The creamy Tomato Soup recipe.

      Best wishes,
      Alice

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      1. Oh for sure. It looks soooo good and can’t wait to try them both. Reblogged a couple but first was on my wrong account. lol

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