Low cost tomato soup

my recipes

When you are student or live alone or just have to save money, you struggle until the last cent, no? However sometimes you just want to have a nice hot meal for that cold days. Soups are cheap to make, but you need to save more money? No problem, i made tomato soup that didn´t taste like tomato sauce 😛 . For 3 – 4 people.


500gr tomato purée (like 1 1/3 cup)

2 cups of hot water

2 shallots or 1 little onion

1 tomato

3 tbsp of chopped parskey

1/2 cup of white wine

1/2 tbsp of butter

1 tbsp of olive oil

salt and pepper


  1. Cut in brunoise ( very little dices) the shallots. Then remove the pulp of the tomato* and cut in brunoise the flesh. Save 2 tbsp of it for garnish.
  2. In a pot over medium heat, put the olive oil and add the shallots, a pinch of salt and cook until are soft. Add the white wine until almost all the alcohol (not the wine) evaporate. In this moment add the tomatoes. Cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add the tomato purée and let it boil. Then add the hot water and let it boil 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper.
  4. Turn off the heat and remove the pot. Add the butter. This will give to your soup a better texture ( even if is not too much quantity) and a shining look.
  5. Place in you favorite soup cup or soup plate and garnish with the chopped parsley and the tomato in brunoise you saved before.
  6. Enjoy!




*Don´t throw away the pulp. Is the tasty part of the tomato that is better if you keep it for salads. In fact, some fancy restaurants named it tomato caviar.


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