Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found this on the web some time ago--I don't have the source. I've made it a couple of times and liked it...the cloves are a suprising ingredient, but they really make for a different-tasting take on tomato soup. Hope you like this!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot, over medium heat, combine the tomatoes, onion, cloves and chicken broth.
  2. Bring to a boil, and gently boil for about 20 minutes to blend all of the flavors.
  3. Remove from heat and run the mixture through a food mill into a large bowl, or pan.
  4. Discard any stuff left over in the food mill.
  5. You can also strain this to remove the large pieces (I don't have a food mill.) In the now empty pot, melt the butter over medium heat.
  6. Stir in the flour to make a roux, cooking until the roux is a medium brown.
  7. Gradually whisk in a bit of the tomato mixture, so that no lumps form, then stir in the rest.
  8. Season with sugar and salt, and adjust to taste.


Most Helpful

This soup was really good and easy to make. I do not have a food mill, so I took out the cloves and put the mixture in a Vita-Mix blender on high. If you do this, is still contains all the seeds and skins ground up very fine, so cut back on the flour just a little. I didn't and my soup was very thick, but very good!

Wendy BF October 19, 2007

I have been trying to find this recipe for months! I just love it! Its easy to make and it tastes delicious. I am not too fond of cloves so i just used one. I do not own a food mill, so i just put the mixture in the blender and then strained it. I rather the veg broth too.

YasyMama October 16, 2007

I don't have a food mill. I did my best but it still had some little chunks in it. Everyone in my house loved it but for some reason I was turned off by the chunks. It did have a great taste though. Next time I'll be sure to have a food mill before I make it.

haras00 November 22, 2005

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