Tomato soup is one of the oldest and most popular soups in the world. It dates back to the early 18th century when it first became popular in Italy. From there it spread to France and eventually across Europe, eventually becoming a staple of the British diet.
Tomatoes were brought to Europe from the New World in the 16th century and quickly became popular in many parts of the continent. In Italy, tomatoes were used in many dishes, including soups. Tomato soup was first recorded in Italian cookbooks in the 1700s and quickly became popular as a low-cost and easy-to-make dish.
Tomato soup was then introduced to France in the late 1700s, where it was adopted as a popular soup. As the soup became more popular in Europe, it eventually made its way to the United States in the early 19th century. It was an instant hit and quickly became the most popular type of soup in the country.
Over the years, tomato soup has been adapted and changed to fit different palates and cultures. It has become a staple of American cuisine, with many different variations and recipes. Today, it is still one of the most popular soups around the world.
This recipe makes enough for six servings and is a great way to make a hearty, filling soup. It is also easy to customize to make it zesty and flavorful.
Chunky Tomato Soup Recipe Ingredients:
• 2 tablespoons olive oil
• 1 large onion, diced
• 2 cloves garlic, minced
• 2 (14.5-ounce) cans of diced tomatoes
• 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
• 2 tablespoons tomato paste
• 2 tablespoons sugar
• 1 teaspoon dried oregano
• 1 teaspoon dried basil
• 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
• Salt and pepper, to taste
• Freshly grated Parmesan cheese
• Chopped fresh parsley
- Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
- Add the diced tomatoes, vegetable or chicken broth, tomato paste, sugar, oregano, basil, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Simmer for 15 minutes.
- Use an immersion blender to blend the soup until it reaches your desired consistency. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can also use a regular blender or food processor.
- Serve the soup hot, topped with freshly grated Parmesan cheese, chopped fresh parsley, and croutons.
To make the soup zesty, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a teaspoon of hot sauce to the soup before serving. You can also add a tablespoon of freshly chopped herbs like parsley, basil, or cilantro for an extra burst of flavor. Enjoy!
How about a little sandwich to go with your soup? Find a great sandwich recipe to make, too.