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Cream of Sun-Dried Tomato Soup

Vegetarian Recipe

This creamy Cream of Sun-Dried Tomato Soup soup gets an additional tomato punch from the concentrated flavor of the sun-dried tomatoes.

Cream of Sun-Dried Tomato Soup


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
2 ribs celery, chopped
2 medium carrots, chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
4 cups vegetable stock
4 cups chopped ripe tomatoes, drained
1 large sweet potato, peeled and diced
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil)
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, or 1 teaspoon dried
1 cup milk, half and half, or heavy cream
Sugar, salt, and freshly ground pepper to taste

Recipe Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over moderate heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic and saute until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes.

Add the stock, tomatoes, potato, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil. Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.

Puree in a food processor or blender in small batches until smooth, straining through a fine sieve if desired. Stir in the milk or cream and season with sugar, salt, and pepper. Serve garnished with chopped chives.

Recipe Note

For an Italian flavor, use canned Italian tomatoes instead of plain. Garnish soup with chopped chives.

Fresh tomato and garlic

Nutrition Information

Recipe makes 6 to 8 servings.

Bonus: Summer Tomato Soup with Dill

Whne home gardens and farmers markets are bursting with ripe and ready tomatoes, this is the perfect way to enjoy them.

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1-1/2 pound tomatoes, peeled and chopped
4 tablespoons stemmed and chopped fresh dill plus four fronds for garnish
3 cups vegetable broth

Combine oil, onion, and 1 tablespoon water in medium pot. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 12 minutes, or until soft. Add garlic and cook five minutes longer.

Increase heat. Add tomatoes, dill and broth. Simmer 25 minutes or until tomatoes are very soft. Salt and pepper to taste. Chill in refrigerator two hours. Garnish with dill fronds.

Nutrition information per serving: 92 calories, 5g protein, 10g carbohydrates, 2g fiber, 5g fat, 1g saturated fat, 61mg sodium.

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