Cream of Tomato Soup

Health of Cream Tomato Soup

It’s good for you and tasty, too! Herbs, spices and plenty of nutritional properties.

The herbs and spices in this soup add warming flavor along with their nutritional properties. For example, a warming digestive remedy, black pepper relieves gas and increases absorption of other nutrients. Eugenol, the ingredient that gives clove it’s distinctive aroma, is a powerful, natural painkiller.

And the tomatoes are packed with lycopene! (See Tomato Sauce:  Delicious Cancer Defense) A can of tomatoes is loaded with vitamin C, fiber, potassium and iron.

The recipe that follows is from the 1920s. It was in a booklet from my grandma’s collection called “One Hundred Tested Recipes“. The booklet was put out by Carnation Milk Products Company.

Cream of Tomato Soup RecipeMan cooking at home

2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 slice onion
1-1/2 cup water
4 tablespoons butter
1 cup Carnation Milk
1/2 can tomato (2 cups)
2 cloves
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup water
4 tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon pepper
6 peppercorns
Bit of Bay Leaf

Cook tomatoes slowly for 20 minutes with 1-1/2 cup water seasonings and sugar. Strain; add salt and soda.  Melt butter; add flour, stirring constantly. Add Carnation milk diluted with 1-cup of water. Cook until thickened, stirring occasionally. Combine with the strained tomatoes, adding the tomatoes to the milk. Serving at once. This recipe makes 6 servings.

Serving Suggestion: Serve Cream Tomato Soup with a grilled Cheddar cheese sandwich.

Photo Scan of Original Cream Tomato Soup Recipe

1920s Cream Tomato Soup Recipe
1920s Cream Tomato Soup Recipe

Did you know?

About 500 years ago people with money had plates made of pewter. Food with high acid content caused some of the lead (in the pewter) to leach onto the food, causing lead poisoning and death. This happened most often with tomatoes, so for the next 400 years or so, tomatoes were considered poisonous.

Great Goodness Gazpacho Soup

Why great goodness in this Gazpacho Soup?

Because this vegetable laden gazpacho soup is filled to the brim in each bowl with important nutrients we can all use more of.

Those Healthy Vegetables

  1. Tomatoes are rich in vitamin C. They also contain fairly high amounts of vitamins A and B, potassium , iron and phosphorus. A medium tomato has about as much fiber as a slice of whole-wheat bread and only about 35 calories.
  2. Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A, calcium and potassium.
  3. Green and red peppers are full of vitamins C and A. They also contain folate. Plus they are high in healthful fiber. Peppers consist mostly of water so the added bonus is they are low in calories.

Look at all that good-for-you nutrition you get from just the first three ingredients! Plus, all three are low in calories. Even the black pepper has health benefits. These health benefits include the array of antioxidants. In addition, they also help reduce inflammation. In fact, black pepper is the foremost detoxifying and anti-aging herb in Asia.

So go ahead and give this gazpacho soup recipe a try! It is truly brimming with vegetables – and nutrients.

Great Goodness Gazpacho Soup Recipe

Ingredients:

Bowl of Gazpacho Soup
Bowl of Gazpacho Soup

1 large tomato
1 cucumber
2 green peppers
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1-1/2 cups tomato sauce
1-1/2 cups water
3 tablespoons red vinegar
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Directions:

  • Chop the tomato, cucumber, peppers, and onion into very small pieces.
  • Put all the ingredients in a large glass or plastic bowl.
  • Stir well with a wooden or plastic spoon.
  • Chill in the fridge for 1 to 2 hours before serving.

Serving Size: 1-cup. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutrition information per serving:

  • Calories 80
  • Total fat 5 gram
  • Saturated fat 0.5 grams
  • Cholesterol 0 milligrams
  • Sodium 330 milligrams
  • Protein: 2 grams