Peasant Tomato Soup

Preparation info
  • Makes about 8 cups 2 l ) ;


    first-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

A hearty, very good soup, and very quick too, since it uses tomato base or canned or boxed tomatoes and premade stock. A bowl full of the garden’s best.


  • 4 small carrots, peeled and cut across into 2-inch (5-cm) lengths
  • 2 small onions, quartered
  • ¾ pound (


In a food processor, coarsely chop the carrots, onions, fennel, and garlic. Scrape into a medium saucepan. Stir in the oil. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 4 minutes.

Meanwhile, in the food processor, purée the tomatoes; or pass through the fine disc of a food mill.

In a small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in a small amount of the stock. Whisk into the rest of