If I am honest about my childhood, Fresh Tomato Soup for me came out of a can. If you are of a similar age, you know which can I am talking about. The one that contained the condensed version that required extra water to look like soup instead of a red blob. However, it should have been tomato soup from fresh tomatoes, roasted to bring out their sweetness.
Fresh Tomato Soup
It is not difficult to make fresh tomato soup from garden-fresh tomatoes. Perhaps the most difficult part is actually finding enough tomatoes in one place without spending a fortune. Farmers’ Markets are the best!
Look around at the farms that are flush with tomatoes and ask if they will sell by the case. You’ll usually find that the per case price is very different than the per pound price. But you can also ask your regular grocery store about ordering and pricing by the case. Most are usually happy to help.
I keep roasted tomatoes in my freezer to use in place of canned tomatoes as long as they hold out. (We eat a lot of tomatoes!) I love the tomatoes out of a can too and they certainly require less effort but fresh tomatoes are the best! And I love roasting them because it turns them so sweet – that brings something special to any recipe.
Tomato Soup Recipe with Fresh Tomatoes
Make a huge batch of this tomato soup, freeze it in family-friendly portions or as individual servings. You will be so happy you did when Fall arrives. Of course, I live in Savannah. So Fall means 80 degrees. We eat soup whenever we want it rather than when it is cold because it is hot here 10 months a year.
This soup also makes a great lunch for school aged kids. I know that nobody wants to think about going back to school yet – at least my kids don’t – but this soup freezes and heats great. Pour it into a stainless steel thermos and it stays hot until lunch.
The advantage to Fresh Tomato Soup over other soups with noodles or rice is that there is no starch to absorb liquid and swell. Just thaw whatever you need the night before in the refrigerator. Heat the next morning, pour into a thermos and pack. Easier than making a sandwich.
More Fresh Recipes!
Like the idea of roasting your own tomatoes? This Marinara is easy and makes enough to fill your freezer with lots of future meals. Need more soup options that don’t use noodles or rice for easy freezing? This Root Vegetable Soup is one of my favorites. Tomato and Roasted Red Pepper Soup and Roasted Butternut and Cauliflower Soup are two of the most popular posts on my whole website!