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Simple, Hearty Tomato Soup

What you need: 

3 tablespoons olive oil
1 large carrot, finely diced
1 rib celery, finely diced
1/2 sweet red bell pepper, finely diced
1 medium onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry sherry
3 cups canned whole tomatoes, with juice
2 cups strong vegetable stock
1 bay leaf
salt and pepper, to taste
vegan sour cream, to serve, optional

What you do: 

1. Sauté all vegetables with oil in a soup pot until they start to collapse and sweat.
2. Add wine, tomatoes, broth, and bay leaf; cover and simmer until veggies are tender.
3. Blitz in blender until smooth. Season with salt and pepper. You may need to add more stock if it's too thick.
If you want to get fancy, you can serve it with a dab of "sour cream" in each bowl.
Source of recipe: I made up this recipe on a cold day when I wanted comfort food.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes or less, Cooking time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
20 minutes
Recipe Category: 


It was delicious! My husband loved it... :)


Made this in a rush and added a tiny bit of balsamic vinegar in place of the sherry (I didn't have any) and it came out fine anyway, thanks for the recipe


This is simply the best tasting tomato soup ever.  And it has to be full of great nutrition with the carrots, garlic and onions in addition to the yummy tomatoes.  I've made this recipe four times in the last two weeks.  I eat it for dinner and then for lunch the following days.  I'm always sad when I run out so i make more.  I think it cured a cold I was coming down with last night.  WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!  You can 't go wrong with this recipe!  Thank you for sharing it!11


I didn't have any Dry Sherry, so I substituted with Red Wine Vinegar. I used about 1/4 cup, and it turned out just as good.


oh yeah, this is probably obvious, but remember to pull out the bay leaf before blending!


Yum! I definitely changed a bunch of stuff based on what I had in the kitchen, but it was still really good and I'd make it again. I used pureed tomato instead of whole ones, a parsnip instead of celery, and a little cider vinegar + vanilla (as strange as that sounded when I looked up a substitute) instead of sherry. It worked out beautifully. I blended most but not all of it because my boyfriend likes the chunks, and it was great that way. I was looking for a tomato soup with a little something extra to go with grilled cheese sandwiches and this soup really fit the bill. 5 stars!


This is really tasty and filling. I didn't have bell pepper  :( but I added some crushed red pepper, and I also didn't have sherry, so I used white wine. I had a can of fire roasted tomatoes and a can of tomatoes with basil, oregano, and garlic already in them. Shortcut! I think this tastes a lot like minestrone, but blended all up. I think we're going to have it with grilled Tofutti/avocado/hummus sandwiches.

There's 7 inches of snow on the ground, but it's warm in the kitchen and in my tummy!  ::)


This was very simple and came out MUCH better than store-bought tomato soup. Love it.


This was great! Followed it to a T except I added some crushed red pepper for some spice and subbed some dry white wine for the sherry. I used my immersion blender to get it all blended in the pot. So good after a cold and rainy day


This was delicious. The best tomato soup I've ever had, I would never go back to canned soup after homemade soup.

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