The Perfect Tomato Soup

Preparation info

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Modern Classics

Modern Classics

By Frances Bissell

Published 2000

  • About

Tomato soup is only worth making for the few weeks of summer when the sun has had a chance to give the fruit some flavour. Even then, tomato is so acid that you need to add other ingredients to temper this. Soup made only of tomatoes is not very good.


    You Need

  • For 4 people, an onion, a carrot, a medium potato and 1 or 2 celery stalks, olive oil. up to a kilo (2


Peel and dice the vegetables (not the tomatoes) and fry them gently in a tablespoon or so of olive oil until the onion is translucent and golden, and the rest of the vegetables soft.

Add 2-3 tablespoons of water if necessary, to stop them burning. Add the tomatoes, roughly c