Garden Fresh Tomato Soup

This tomato soup recipe is simple, quick, and perfect to make when tomatoes are ripe in gardens and farmers' markets for a delicious summertime treat.


    • 4 cups chopped fresh tomatoes
    • 2 cups chicken broth
    • 4 cloves garlic
    • 1 large slice of onion
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons white sugar, or to taste
    • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste


  1. Gather all ingredients.
  2. Combine tomatoes, chicken broth, garlic cloves, and a large slice of onion in a stockpot over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and gently simmer for about 20 minutes to blend flavors.
  3. Remove from heat and run the mixture through a food mill into a large bowl, or pan. Discard any stuff left over in the food mill.
  4. Melt butter over medium heat in the now empty stockpot. Stir in flour to make a roux by cooking, whisking constantly, until mixture turns medium brown.
  5. Gradually whisk in a bit of the tomato mixture to prevent lumps from forming, then stir in the rest.
  6. Season with sugar and salt to taste. Serve hot and enjoy!