Simply Tomato Soup

~ Simply tomatoes … and a little sage, rosemary and Parmigiano ~

I purchased cherry tomatoes at the farmers’ market this afternoon. They were closing up for the day, so when I asked for 3 boxes for $5.00 as scribbled on the cardboard wedged between the heirlooms and cherries, I was handed 5 boxes of orange and red cherry tomatoes. 5 for the price of 3? That’s a farmers market bargain. But then I had to get creative. These tomatoes were super ripe, best eaten as soon as possible. So I made this with the 4 remaining pints – since one box was gobbled up in the car on the way home.

Simply Tomato Soup

There is no straining, seeding or skinning involved in this recipe. It’s all about the whole tomato. I was lucky to find ripe, sweet tomatoes in season – if your tomatoes are not at peak, ¬†adding a spoonful of sugar to the soup works magic.

Makes 7-8 cups.

3 pounds cherry tomatoes
1/2 cup olive oil
4 garlic cloves, chopped
2 rosemary sprigs
2 sage sprigs
2 teaspoons salt, plus extra to taste
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Combine all of the ingredients in a large pot over medium-high heat. When the tomatoes begin to break down and the liquid is bubbling, reduce heat to a simmer. Cook uncovered until tomatoes release all of their juices, stirring occasionally, breaking up any whole tomatoes with a wooden spoon until mixture is thick yet soupy. Taste for salt. Serve with grated Parmigiano cheese.

21 responses to “Simply Tomato Soup

  1. Lynda, This is perfect timing! My huge cherry tomato plant is still popping out lots of little ones. And, since I have a monster sage plant and a rosemary hedge, I’m good to go. I will be making this today. Thanks.

  2. Simple, but oh so delicious!



  3. Only desperation forced me to make my own tomato soup one year and I’ve never looked back. So simple and so fabulous; love the addition of the herbs!

  4. What gorgeous colour Lynda. I adore fresh tomato soup, it really makes me think of summer.

  5. What a lovely recipe. I love that it doesn’t require peeling – that’s probably my least favorite kitchen task.

  6. this is just what i wanted for lunch! c

  7. I love the simplicity of this. No need to puree either?

  8. I really like that you used the whole tomato and didn’t strain anything. It sounds so delicious! Sage and rosemary are some of my favorite combinations!

  9. Nothing like a bowl of homemade tomato soup… I’ve just discovered your blog! Lovely photos!!

  10. That looks so warming, love the addition of sage as well, that’s such a nice twist.

  11. I love a good bargain! Sounds and looks (and I’m sure tastes!) delicious

  12. Growing up fresh toamto soup (my Mum’s) used to be my favourite, well, on par with borscht maybe. Nevertheless, yours looks stunning and I love the “grown up” sprinkle of parmesan.

  13. I was just the lucky recipient of a load of tomatoes from my parents’ garden. This is a perfect use for them! There are benefits to arriving late to the market…

  14. Beautiful, just look at that color.

  15. This sounds and looks devine!

  16. Linda this soup is gorgeous! I am so sad I’ve no more tomatoes to make this ;(

  17. Gorgeous and simple….just perfect!

  18. This is beautiful….
    Absolutely simple and delicious…
    Need to make this soon, I love tomatoes I feel they can brighten up anything…

  19. Came across your blog on Google and LOVE it, new follower!

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