Hearty Tomato Soup Recipe

I love the recipes that Deb shares on the Meatless Monday link-up she does with Tina Muir, but I don’t usually make them myself because my husband is not a big fan of vegetables. A few weeks ago, though, she shared this Creamy Chick Pea and Tomato Soup recipe that looked like something my husband would like, so I decided to make it. It was so delicious–and so easy– that I have made it a few times now. Since I am loving it so much, I thought I would share my own variations.

Tomato Soup

Deb’s tomato soup recipe is very simple, but it calls for jalapeno peppers to add a bit of bite, and jalapeno peppers are one ingredient that I am just afraid to cook with. The first time I made her recipe, I improvised with hot sauce instead, but the hot sauce overwhelmed the other flavors. So, the next time I used flavored tomatoes and that worked out well. 

These are all the ingredients I used:

tomato soup ingredients

1 14 oz. can diced tomatoes (any flavor)
1 14 oz. can chick peas (rinsed and drained)
1 15 oz can broth (vegetable or chicken)
1 small onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
(plus salt and pepper to taste)

Add all ingredients to a soup pot, bring to a boil, and simmer for 30 min. 
Transfer to a blender and puree to make a “creamy” soup.

tomato soup blender

This batch just barely fit in my blender!

Last weekend I made another batch for my Mom. Since she has a sensitive stomach, I used a milder variety of flavored tomatoes, skipped the onion and garlic, and added fresh basil instead–another winner. 

Hearty Tomato Soup

Topped with Hemp Hearts–did you see my review?

This tomato soup recipe is so easy, but the reason I keep making it is because it is so delicious. I’ve also noticed that it is very filling–I guess because of the chick peas. Thanks again to Deb for this “keeper” of a recipe! 

Do you have a favorite soup recipe?

Is there an ingredient that you are afraid to cook with?

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16 Responses to Hearty Tomato Soup Recipe

  1. Karen says:

    Thanks Coco, I’m definitely going to try this. I love tomato soup but all the store-bought ones — even the organic brands — have too much added sugar. I also love that it’s thick and filling, without any cream!

    Quick tip: an immersion blender is a great tool for making soups creamy, right in the pot. No more pouring into a blender and all the messy cleanup — super easy. I use mine all the time. You can get one on Amazon for about $35 — you might even do a paid promo. Just an idea!
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    • Coco says:

      There is one brand of canned soup that we spit out because it was so sweet! This recipe is so much better! I do use my immersion blender for larger batches of soup, but this one did better in my blender. But, yes, it’s an essential kitchen tool for soups and such!
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  2. This looks yummy. In my house it would just be for me, but I love a good freezer stash of soup.
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  3. misszippy says:

    I love to make soups but you know what? I don’t have a good tomato soup recipe, so thank you! Pinned it.
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  4. Yum Yucky says:

    So exited about this. Greedy Baby loves her some tomato soup and I’ve been wanting to finally do a homemade version. This is purrrfect. And yep. Hemp hearts are delicious! Nice touch.
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  5. GiGi Eats says:

    I love that this is all blended together – a thick soup is the best kind of soup! πŸ™‚
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  6. Great idea to top with the hemp hearts!!
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  7. This would be amazing with a warm grilled cheese.
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  8. grill cheese and tomato soup and 2 of my most favorite things! I bet the chickpeas do make it more filling!
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  9. Haley says:

    I love soup. I actually made some tonight.
    I’m not really afraid to cook with anything, but I’m intimidated by seafood. I always make sure to store and prepare seafood exactly how it’s recommended for fear of cross contamination.
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  10. Carla says:

    one ingredient?
    MANY MANY MANY πŸ™‚
    I do not rock the kitchen and Im reallly happy and ok with that πŸ™‚
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  11. Tomato soup is my husband’s favorite and he’s had a rough week this week so I’m bookmarking this one for sure!

  12. Great post and Nice article.its amazing recipe.I need to try this recipe at home.Thanks for sharing.

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