There is something simple and comforting about tomato soup. A steaming dish of red tomato soup placed in front of you makes you feel that the world has been set to rights. It is a dish that is perfect on a wet windy day, served for lunch with ham sandwiches dipped into it, mopping up the last drops with the bread. It is also perfect on days when you are not feeling your best, a nice quick and simple dish to serve.
Perfect served with crusty bread and butter, with black pepper and basil sprinkled over the top. If you are feeling decadent a splash of cream stirred into the soup will make it more luxurious and comforting.
While I love tomato soup and often eat it, it is not something that I have ever tried to make. I am not sure why I am happy to make lots of different soup, often cooking a pot luck soup from odds and ends in the fridge. I am not sure why I have never tried tomato soup, all soup recipes are basically the same. Some vegetables, some stock, sometimes some meat and a bit of cooking and a lovely warming soup is created. This weekend the weather turned wet so I decided to make try a simple tomato soup recipe and find out what the result was like.
I have to admit I was really impressed with the result. I made a really large pot of soup, enough for several bowls full. The resulting soup was full of flavour, a really nice tomato taste. I think using some of my home grown tomatoes made the flavour much richer. I always think home grown tastes so much nicer than shop bought, but that could just be the sense of achievement of having grown them yourself. My son absolutely loved the soup, he managed to help himself to three bowls full. There was still plenty left in the pot so this is the ideal recipe if you are having a few people around for a meal. If you are looking for other ideas why not have a look at my other soup recipes.