Tomato Dill Soup

Preparation info
  • Makes 3 cups 750 ml ) ;


    first-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

Think of this more as a cabochon ruby than a clear red gem. We are leaving the translucent-soups world for another group of very good gelled soups that are fairly opaque.

This soup can be vegetarian if the vegetable stock and agar-agar are used.


  • 1 tablespoon gelatin or 2 teaspoons finely ground agar-agar
  • 1 cup


If using gelatin, sprinkle it over the chicken stock and let stand until softened, 2 minutes. If using agar-agar, in a small saucepan, bring the stock and agar-agar to a boil. Lower the heat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

In a medium saucepan, combine the tomatoes, dill, salt, garlic, hot red pepper sauce, and celery seed. Cook over very low heat until steaming but not boi