Tomato Soup from Scratch

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I grew up in the Andy Warhol generation of tomato soup. Not only did it come from a can, but the can itself was worshiped.

But recently I was traveling and had one of those weird “it’s too early for dinner but too late for lunch, yet I’m still starving” moments and found myself in a restaurant called The Kitchen. I ordered the tomato soup. It was delicious. And when I asked what was in it, they said tomatoes, butter, and salt. Plus a little olive oil garnish for that gourmet touch.

For land’s sake, I thought, I can do this. And so I did. And so can you! In the time it would take you to find the can, open the can, and wait for those weird lumps to melt, you can make tomato soup from scratch (and get rid of some extra tomatoes at the same time). And if you want a cream-of-tomato soup, just add some cream!

Tomato Soup from Scratch

Serves 2


  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 4 Tomatoes
  • Salt


  1. Place the tomatoes in a blender and blend if you prefer a smooth soup. Simply chop them if you like it chunky.
  2. Then put the tomatoes in a saucepan with the butter and salt.
  3. Boil and simmer/cook for about 10 minutes.

Garnish with a little olive oil if you want to get fancy, and eat—preferably with a grilled cheese sandwich.

This is a basic tomato soup. There’s no reason you can’t get creative from here! Add herbs like basil and parsley. Spike it with turmeric and curry powder. What the hell, add whatever your heart desires. Think of Andy Warhol. The soup is the canvas, and you are the artist. No cans needed.

DISCLAIMER: Feeding yourself and your children organic foods may cause extreme health, healing, and happiness.


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6 Responses to Tomato Soup from Scratch

  1. Donna in Delaware November 12, 2014 at 1:06 pm #

    I always make my own tomato soup. It couldn’t be easier. When tomatoes are out of season, I buy Muir Glen Organic tomatoes in the can. They are delicious, and you know that you are getting great tomatoes with great flavor. Good eating!

  2. Alice Green November 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm #

    Grilled cheese sandwich and soup, mmmm, comfort food!!

  3. Maria Luci November 12, 2014 at 3:46 pm #

    I love tomato soup with a little coconut milk in it. Yum, yum, yum!

  4. Ellen Drake November 19, 2014 at 11:54 am #

    I love tomato soup, especially with grilled cheese or grilled bacon and cheese sandwich, but I hate all the sugar and other nonnutritive stuff the commercial (even organic) canned varieties contain. I’m going to try this recipe soon. (I know, don’t shoot me because of the bacon part; it’s my heritage and a great comfort food. At least I buy “no nitrates or nitrites added” and as near to organic as such an item can be.)

  5. Denise Otten November 19, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

    LOVE this recipe. Will try with WHEAT FREE and RAW CHEESE grilled cheese. Please remind people to go WHEAT FREE when eating grilled cheese to avoid AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES now or in the future.

    ABSOLUTELY LOVE your disclaimer! Simply brilliant!
    Hugs to you for your organic recipes!

  6. Joan weed November 19, 2014 at 12:10 pm #

    A bit of tarragon and shallots sautéed first–yum

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