HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP

The BEST Homemade Heirloom Tomato Soup Recipe

homemade tomato soup recipe
Rapunzel tomatoes in my garden this year. Obsessed.

This Homemade Tomato Soup recipe can be made with any kind of fresh tomato you have. We’re lucky enough to have a ton of heirloom tomatoes grown right here in California. For this recipe, I used yellow + red heirloom tomatoes to create the fabulous orange hue of the soup.

If I’m being totally honest, there’s really no luck involved. I have a tomato dealer named Laurel that I get plants from every year. Then, I go to Whole Foods Market and local farm stands to supplement my supply.

This Homemade Tomato Soup freezes really well, so be sure to make a batch or three to freeze. Then, you’ll be able to enjoy the fresh tomato flavor even when summer is long gone.

HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP

This Homemade Tomato Soup recipe can be made with any kind of fresh tomato you have. We’re lucky enough to have a ton of heirloom tomatoes grown here in California. I used yellow + red heirloom tomatoes for a fabulous orange color!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: homemade tomato soup
Author: K.C. Cornwell

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp butter or olive oil
  • 3 shallots minced
  • 2 1/2 - 3 lbs lbs fresh tomatoes cored and chopped
  • salt and pepper
  • pesto and fresh basil for serving optional

Instructions

  • Warm the butter or olive oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add in the shallots and cook, stirring often, until they are translucent and beginning to caramelize, 6-8 minutes. Then, add in the chopped tomatoes and cover until the juices begin to simmer. If tomatoes seem dry, you may need to add 1 cup of water or stock. Reduce heat to medium-low, and allow to cook for 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat allow to cool.
  • Working in batches with a blender, blend the soup to a smooth consistency. Warm and enjoy, or freeze in an airtight container. Serve with pesto and fresh basil if desired.