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A very good soup and a great way to use up my tomatoes and basil! I cooked the onions and celery in a bit of olive oil first, then proceeded. To boost the tomato flavor I added 8 oz. tomato sauce to the mix. After reducing the soup a little I added a splash of heavy cream because that's all I had in the house. I gave it a whoosh with the hand blender, but left a little chunky texture. We'll be having this again.

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Vinca August 22, 2009

Lovely and easy. Was short the fresh tomato, used the canned and I didn't have cream so I used a can of fat free evaporated milk. I "gourmet-it-up" with a bit of sherry. Decadent. I love recipes like this that are forgiving and rewarding.

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CanadianFarmgal March 26, 2008

When I told my husband I was making tomato soup, he looked alarmed and said he'd only eat it with grilled cheese sandwiches. So I served the soup with the sandwiches, but he said the soup was really good and he'd eat it on its own. My picky son even ate it! I used tomatoes grown in our yard and added a bit more sugar (about 1 Tbsp) and a bit less cream (1/3 cup). I pureed it all in a blender, and then strained it for seeds and skin (which I hadn't removed). Thanks for posting this delicious, easy recipe!

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Heather U. September 24, 2007

A great recipe. I substituted vegetable broth for the chicken broth. I sauteed the celery with just a small amount of onion for flavor.

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danilyn September 02, 2009

Now that was a yummy lunch and a great way to use up some of my tomatoes! I didn't have cream so I had to use 1% milk. It was still very good although without a shadow of a doubt it would be better with cream! A couple of things I may do different next time would be to use a bit less celery and to sweat the onions and celery in a wee bit of butter. I did keep it a bit chunky. Thanks so much for a great recipe.

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GaylaV October 05, 2007

The flavor of garden-fresh tomatoes was delightful. I made it diet-friendly by using non-fat half and half (which does slightly reduce the creaminess) and Splenda in place of the sugar. In addition to the fresh basil, I garnished it with about a Tablespoon of reduced fat shredded cheese. Yum!

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umiller2000 September 27, 2007

This was very good. I'm embarrassed to say that I was too lazy to "seed" the tomatoes (although I did skin them). I thought that the stick blender would take care of them, but I was wrong! It was just a textural thing, but I think it would help to try to remove as many as possible next time. Delicious though! Thanks.

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Maven in the Making November 02, 2009

excellent soup. used all organic ingredients right down to the sugar. i tasted it prior to adding the cream and i still cannot decide how i like it better. i never liked tomato soup but this i will be making a larger batch of next time and try freezing it without the cream, then adding the cream when it needs to be heated. super easy recipe which is always a help. short list of ingredients too. the taste was smooth and simple. very uncomplicated. i left mine more on the chunky side as i prefer chunks in mine but would have no quams about making it the other way next time. served with a side dish of portabello mushrooms sauteed in olive oil, garlic and sea salt. thank you so much for sharing!

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jennifer in new jersey July 24, 2007

Reviewed for ZWT III. This was one of the best recipes this tour! Very simple to make and it's delicious! I used a pack of very red 'vine tomatoes' and they gave a great flavour. I only found a tiny bit of basil in my herb garden as it's been SO WET here for weeks - I used it as a garnish! So next time I make this soup I'll remember to put the full tbsp in as I love tomato and basil together. Thanks!

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Um Safia July 08, 2007

This is one terrific soup. I had extra tomatoes that had grown in my greenhouse, so I decided on the very, full of flavor and goodness tomato soup. Farmstead fresh for sure. I had everything right on hand, and it was a cinch to put together. Now I like really hot and spicy, but I made the soup exactly as written for those in my family who do not care for the hot "wow!" factor, To mine I added red pepper flakes, a dash of white pepper, and green Tabasco sauce. It floated nicely, and made an excellent presentation. This will be made all summer, and I think I will even can it for the winter, Thanks so much, Muffin Goddess! Made for *ZWT3 07*

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Andi of Longmeadow Farm July 08, 2007
Easy Farmstand Fresh Cream of Tomato Soup