our famous tomato soup

8 Jun

4423106049_dba2669827Many parents have been wondering how we make our tomato soup at lunch-time. It has always been one our most popular soups, and we are happy to share our recipe with you all. We serve it up with a popcorn garnish which our students have come to love. Try it at home and let us know how it turns out!


  • 2 cans of crushed tomatoes
  • ~1 tomato can worth of water
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 1 white or yellow onion
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic
  • salt to taste
  • spice sachet (1 cinnamon stick, 1 tablespoon oregano, ~10 whole peppercorns)
  • olive oil


Dice onion, mince carrot and celery and finely chop garlic. Heat a pot with olive oil, add onion and sweat until translucent. Add tomatoes and a tomato can worth of water, bring to a simmer. Judge the consistency, you may have to add another half can or so. Make the sachet by folding spices in a square of cheesecloth and tie it off so it won’t come apart. Add the sachet to the soup and summer for 45 minutes. Remove the sachet and blend the mixture with an immersion blender until smooth. If you don’t have an immersion blender you can move the soup to a blender or food processor. Be careful, it’s hot! Add salt to taste, and serve with freshly popped popcorn, or on it’s own.

Photo courtesy of stevendepolo

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