Sunday, January 3

Soup on Sunday: Tomato Soup with Pesto

This soup is not only super easy, it is a perfect combination of ingredients. Add a salad, fresh bread and a glass of wine for a warming Sunday lunch.

1 tbsp olive oil
2 garlic cloves , crushed
5 soft sun-dried or SunBlush tomatoes in oil, roughly chopped
3 cans plum tomatoes
500ml vegetable stock
1 tsp sugar
5 oz sour cream
4 oz fresh basil pesto
sea salt and fresh pepper to taste
basil leaves to garnish

Heat oil in a large pot, then add the garlic and soften for a few minutes over a low heat. Add the sun-dried or SunBlush tomatoes, canned tomatoes, stock, sugar and pesto. Bring to a simmer. Let the soup simmer for 10 minutes or until the tomatoes have broken down.

Puree soup, return to pot and add sour cream. Taste and adjust the seasoning - add more sugar if you need to. Serve in bowls with 1 teaspoon or so of the pesto swirled on top, a little more sour cream and scatter with basil leaves.

Serves 4


mary said...

The soup looks and yummy--the texture of the the linen napkin against the red of the soup--beautiful.

Daisy's Mercantile said...

Off to the antique fair for a few hours and then home to make this soup. Perfect quick warm treat to have while I clean up my new treasures. THANKS...

pve design said...

Now why don't you just move stateside, right next door and I would come a knocking on Sunday for a ladle of your sassy soup!

My Galveston Cottage said...

Yum. Perfect for cold Colorado! Happy New Year. cheers, -susan

ALL THE BEST said...

Mary I love to color too - it would be perfect for the holiday season as well.

Yes, a very quick and warm treat. Hope you find a few great treasures.

Patricia I would love to live right next door and I would bring you some get well soup today!

Happy New Year to you too Susan. Enjoy!

The Tablescaper said...

What a wonderful way to warm a cold wintery day.

- The Tablescaper

style and grace said...

that soup looks amazing! I love tomato soup. Think this may be dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing. Always love your recipes.

Kotivalo said...

Easy and yammy for very cold Finland, too. We had yesterday minus 30 C!!

Unknown said...

This looks so delicious! Thanks for the recipe, Ronda and a belated congratulations on your blogiversary. Wishing you many more years of inspiring blogging!

Picture of Elegance Blog said...

there's nothing like a hot bowl of soup on a cold day...Thanks for the recipe.

Kelly Green said...

Tomato and basil is a combination which is always a winner! As it it summer here and going to be 36 degrees tomorrow, I am going to make this soup and serve it cold. Totally refreshing and delicious! Thank you for the recipe Ronda.

Chic Coles said...

Yum your recipes always look so good. Happy New Year.

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks everyone!! I had to play with it a bit...let me know if you make any adjustments.

ALL THE BEST said...

Thanks everyone!! I had to play with it a bit...let me know if you make any adjustments.

Katherine Lee said...

That looks so utterly perfect right now... with a grilled cheese perhaps?

xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)

Sami said...

This blog has an icon on my desktop. I visit often.

The Blushing Hostess said...

Alright, for you, Dahling, I will give this tomato soup bit another turn. It has separated on me to many times before as much as I adore one with a tiny bit of bitterness. Seems so summery now on this -15 below morning, ok, I am willing!!

Hoping you are well!

Unknown said...

Hi Ronda,

Are you going to be at Maison et Objet this year. I am putting together a bloggers meet & greet for those of us attending the shows. Porchlight Interiors, Chris Chun and Oliveaux are a few that will be there. Let me know if you will be in Paris. By the way the soup looks delicious!

Empress of The Eye said...

Nice to know firth thing this am that tonight I am going to have this great soup and a grilled cheese sandwiches.

Now on to the other things on my list!


Anonymous said...


I will definatly make your wonderful soup. I am a fabulous cook that like to try new dishes. Keep them coming and I love IBB.