tomato soup

Grandad’s Tomato Soup

Whenever my middle son has a pick of lunch he’ll plump for a tomato soup, every time.

Great Grandad lovingly grows the juiciest, sweetest tomatoes which make for a stellar soup once whizzed down.

tomato soup

Seeking simplicity, mainly because I usually have the younger kids in the kitchen while I’m cooking this one, we don’t bother skinning the tomatoes or do anything other than wash the fruit beforehand.

Yet still, the soup always turns out silky smooth.

To be fair, my middle son makes for a fantastic head chef actually, and his resulting soup is always perfect.

As Great Grandad grows the juiciest, sweetest tomatoes in the world, additional sugar isn’t required. However, if the soup, for whatever reason, is tasting a little on the acidic side then a spoonful should mute the sourness.

Great Grandad’s Homegrown Tomato Soup

Recipe by Escape.FarmCourse: Cook


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A simple and healthy �yet still delicious� tomato soup.


  • 1 tbsp of Olive Oil

  • 1 Large Onion (peeled and chopped)

  • 3 cloves of Garlic (finely chopped)

  • 1-1� kg (3.3 lbs) fresh Tomatoes (chopped)


  • Heat the oil in a large pan, add the onion and cook gently for 5 minuets to soften.
  • Add the garlic and cook for 2 minute more.
  • Add the tomatoes, cover and cook gently for 15-20 minutes.
  • Use a hand blender to liquidize the soup until smooth.
  • Return to the heat until piping hot and serve.


  • We don’t bother skinning the tomatoes, yet the resulting soup is still silky smooth.

For a guide on how to grow your own tomatoes, click below: