Thursday, January 27, 2011

Tomato Soup

How to make Tomato Soup

There are certain vegetables which can be had with out worrying too much about the carb count. Tomato is one of them, technically a fruit but used in cooking as a vegetable. Tomato is a very good blood purifier. It contains a host of Vitamins A, C and K and other minerals and is also rich in Lycopene a defense sytem needed to fight against free radical damage. The presence of antioxidants in tomatoes is said to be helpful in cleansing toxic compounds from the body. So there is no reason not to include this wonder vegetable(fruit) in the every day diet.

Cooking Time : 15-20min

Preparation Time : 5-10 min

Serves - 4


Tomato - 4 big (chopped)

Celery - 1 Stick (finely chopped)

Onion or Scallion - 1 or 2 Stalks (finely chopped)

Onion powder - 1/2 tsp

Garlic powder - 1/2 tsp (optional)

Pepper - 1/2 tsp or to taste

Salt to taste

Coconut Oil/Ghee/Butter - 2 tsp



1) Heat 1 tsp of oil and add the chopped celery and  tomato pieces. Cover and cook till the vegetables are softened, stirring in between.

2) Switch of the stove and let the cooked vegetables cool down.

3) Once the vegetables are cooled completely, transfer them to a blender and blend thoroughly till you get a nice smooth puree. (I have a vitamix so, I get a perfect puree and there is no need to strain and discard the fiber)

4) Heat the rest of the oil and sauté the scallion  and transfer the pureed contents to the pan and add water to the desired consistency.

5) Add the onion powder, garlic, salt and stir, simmer till the soup starts bubbling and then switch off.

6)  Now add pepper powder and  a dash of Ghee(clarified butter) or Coconut oil to the soup and serve.

Event Participation

1) This soup goes to My Culinary Creations: Soup Recipes Event.


aipi said...

Hearty n the texture n color both :)

US Masala

Priya said...

Yummm, sooo tempting and comforting tomato soup..

Jay said...

Awesome recipe...tempting click..!
Tasty appetite

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