Simple Recipes – Hearty Tomato and Garlic Soup

We continue to try various soups from a recent New York Times magazine! Recently, we made this hearty tomato soup.


  • 3 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped or crushed finely in a blender
  • 1-2 carrots, chopped
  • 2 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped basil
  • salt, pepper to taste


Saute onion in olive oil; add carrots, garlic and tomato paste. Add chopped tomatoes, salt, pepper and water. Mix well and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes. Garnish with chopped basil.

Serve hot with pita bread or naan.