Celery-Tomato Soup

Preparation info
  • Makes 4 cups 1 l ) ;


    first-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

A lovely soup that is particularly easy if the bases are on hand.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 medium ribs celery, trim


In a medium saucepan, heat the oil over medium heat. Stir in the onion and, if using, the diced celery. Cook, stirring, until the vegetables are beginning to soften, about 6 minutes. If using celery base, stir it in now.

If starting with fresh tomatoes, stir them in to the onion mixture with the stock. Bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the tomatoes are