Growing Chefs! Ontario Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

A satisfying classic comfort food- Tomato soup! Ditch the canned stuff, it’s a lot more delicious when made from scratch!
Serves 4-6
1 tablespoon unsalted butter1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil1 medium onion4 cloves garlic4 cups canned whole tomatoes in their juice1 cup chicken or vegetable stock1 cup heavy cream1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1/4 teaspoon celery seed (optional)1/4 teaspoon dried oregano Red pepper flakes to taste Salt to taste Freshly ground black pepper
Large potWooden spoonCutting boardParing knifeMeasuring cupsMeasuring spoonsCan openerBlenderLadle

Get Organized!

Gather your mise en place; get together all of the equipment needed for the recipe and gather all of the ingredients.

Get Prepped!

Dice onion and smash garlic.

Open cans of tomatoes and do not drain.

Measure out other ingredients.

Get Cooking!

In a large pot, melt together the butter and olive oil. Add the sliced onion and smashed garlic and cook for about 5 minutes or until softened.

Next, add the tomatoes and their juice, the stock, sugar, crushed red pepper, celery seed (if using) and oregano. Season with salt and pepper. 

Bring the soup to a boil over high heat, breaking up the tomatoes with the back of a spoon. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for 10 – 12 minutes.

Let the soup cool down and then, working in batches, carefully transfer the tomato soup to a blender and puree until smooth. Next add the cream and vinegar and heat through.

Serve hot with garnishes of your choice, we recommend a swirl of sour cream and some crunchy croutons!