Recipe courtesy of Michele Urvater

Tomato Soup

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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8 medium ripe tomatoes, cored and roughly chopped

2 cups chicken broth

Bouquet Garni including basil leaves, 2 whole garlic cloves

3 tablespoons tomato paste

1/4 cup sour cream for garnish

Snipped chives


  1. In a nonreactive saucepot, combine the tomatoes with the broth bouquet Garni and bring to a simmer. Cook covered over low heat for 15 minutes. Remove bouquet Garni from the soup and pass it through a sieve. Return the sieved mixture to the saucepan and whisk in the tomato paste; simmer until heated through or boil down until the desired consistency. Season to taste with salt and pepper and garnish with sour cream and chives if you wish.