I have had a request for this recipe so I wanted to share it with you! The original recipe for this soup is from the book Diet for a Small Planet by Frances Moore Lappé. I have adjusted the recipe slightly.
I found this book on the library book sale shelf, and as I was browsing through it, I saw a recipe for tomato soup. I purchased the book as I had been hoping to find a recipe like this that I could make from scratch.
My family really enjoys it, and I like it because it can be made up really quickly! Here is the way I make it:
Hearty Tomato Soup
In heavy pot sauté until onion is golden:
Oil as needed
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1- 2 stalks of celery, chopped (optional)
2 carrots, chopped
1 28-oz. can unsalted tomatoes (I mash with a potato masher)
1 1/2 tsp. salt
sprinkle of pepper
1 Tablespoon sugar
1 teaspoon each oregano and basil
Add in to above mixture:
3 cups milk, hot
1 Tablespoon butter
Stir and enjoy!!
The original recipe adds in rice as well, which you can add if you would like. I think it also makes a great base for other soups. We have added in chicken and green beans and it was delicious too!