Whether it’s paired with a toasty grilled cheese sandwich or simply sipped out of a mug, there aren’t many foods as comforting as tomato soup. And, though there are certainly less healthy variations of the recipe (usually those involving large quantities of butter or those that add heavy cream), tomato soup is inherently healthy.
Made with vitamin-rich tomatoes and low-calorie vegetables like carrots, onion, and celery, tomato soup is a great way to eat more produce. And, it’s easy to make at home. If you’re looking for a quick and easy tomato soup recipe that uses lots of healthy ingredients, we’ve got one you should try.
Start by simply cooking tomatoes with chopped onion, celery, and carrots in chicken stock until the vegetables are soft. Be sure to cut the vegetables into equally sized pieces so that they cook evenly. Then, pour the stock and cooked vegetables into a food processor and purée until it creates a smooth, creamy soup. If you want, you can finish the soup with a drizzle of heart-healthy olive oil.
Then, once you’ve learned the basic tomato soup recipe, get creative and try adding other herbs, spices, or vegetables for a healthy and delicious meal.
Kristie Collado is The Daily Meal’s Cook Editor. Follow her on Twitter @KColladoCook.