History of the Fresh Tomato Soup
Tomato soup has been around since the 18th century, but fresh tomato soup is a relatively new invention. Canned tomato soup was popularized by the Campbell's Soup Company in the early 20th century. However, with the increase in farmers' markets and home gardens, fresh tomato soup has become a popular summertime recipe.
Tips and Tricks for Fresh Tomato Soup Recipe
Fresh tomatoes are key to this recipe, but if they are not in season or unavailable, canned tomatoes can be used as a substitute. Be sure to remove the onion slice before blending the mixture to avoid any unwanted chunks.
To make the roux, it is important to stir constantly to prevent burning. Gradually whisking in the tomato mixture will also help prevent lumps.
If you prefer a creamier soup, heavy cream or half and half can be added to the soup before serving.
Tips for presenting the dish
Fresh tomato soup can be served hot or cold, depending on your preference. Garnish with fresh herbs or croutons for added flavor and texture. This soup can also be paired with a grilled cheese sandwich, a classic combination. Serve in a colorful soup bowl to add to the presentation.
What to Serve With Tomato Soup
Of course, tomato soup's best friend is a Grilled Cheese Sandwich. But if you want to mix it up, you can try one of these delicious recipes:
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How to Store Tomato Soup
Store (completely cooled) tomato soup in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to four days.
How to Freeze Tomato Soup
This recipe makes six servings, so if you need to freeze leftovers, that's okay! Simply ladle individual portions of (completely cooled) tomato soup into zip-top bags and squeeze out the excess air. Label and date them, then freeze for up to three months.