How To Make Tomato Soup From Tomato Paste
Do you love tomato soup? Did you know that you can make Tomato Soup at home from tomato paste and everyday ingredients most people have in their kitchens?
Since leaning that Tomato Paste can be used to make many common foods that we normally purchase commercially, I have been excited to find more ways to use it.
Making Tomato Soup Is Easy
Making Tomato Soup from Tomato Paste is so easy to make that you will wonder why you have not made it before.
Most Important Ingredient
I guess this is obvious, but I had to say it, the most important ingredient you will need is a good Tomato Paste. If you have seen my Tomato Juice post you might remember that I found a really nice organic one in glass. When I was looking for Tomato Paste for the Tomato Juice I wanted one that did not have a plastic liner, in my mind that meant I was looking for Tomato Paste in glass jars.
Because my new favorite Tomato Paste is a mail order item that I have in limited supply, I did not want to use it all up on soup so I would need to find a good tomato paste locally. Also I was hoping to find a larger container, something larger than the 6 or 7 ounces I usually get.
Today I went shopping at my local WM and found the largest size they had was the Contadina brand, it was 18 ounces… That is what I used to make my Tomato Soup… I am going to give you a recipe that uses a smaller size container in case you don’t want 70 plus ounces of Tomato Soup.
After eating my Tomato soup from Contadina tomato paste and working on this post I found something that makes me think that buying Tomato Paste in cans even without the apparent plastic liners (white plastic), may not be safe from bpa’s… See More At the Links Below…
Let’s Make Tomato Soup
- 1 – 6 or 7 ozs Tomato Paste
- 24ozs Water or Milk
- 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
- 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1/8 tsp Italian Seasoning
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1/2 – 2 tsp Sugar
- 1/8 tsp Baking Soda (if using milk)
In a medium saucepan; add tomato paste, water, and all the seasonings. Heat and let simmer on low, adjust seasonings to taste.
In a medium saucepan, heat tomato paste and all the seasonings and the baking soda (baking soda is supposed to lower the ph and prevent milk from curdling) let tomato paste and spices simmer on low for 5 or 10 minutes. In a second saucepan add milk and heat on low, when both the tomato paste and the milk are the about the same temp add the milk slowly to the tomato paste and seasonings.
Too Strong or Too Much Acid
If your soup seems too strong or too acid there are a few things you can try.
- Cook the tomato paste and seasonings longer to bring out the sugars, do this before adding the milk.
- Add a little more Sugar, taste as you go
- Add a little more Baking Soda
- Add some Sour Cream
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