Spicy Clear Tomato Soup


This spicy clear tomato soup recipe comes from Sarah Hatfield of No Whey Mama.

Special Diet Notes: Spicy Clear Tomato Soup

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, vegan, vegetarian, and top food allergy-friendly.

Spicy Clear Tomato Soup (Vegan, Gluten-Free, Nut-Free, Soy-Free)
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Sarah Hatfield, No Whey Mama – The kiddies have developed a liking for tomato soup, and I am happy to oblige them. If we’re going to be eating it frequently, though, I want it to be homemade sometimes. Here’s my first attempt. Spicy Clear Tomato Soup (from The Fannie Farmer Cookbook, 1996 edition)
Serves: 4
  • 2½ lbs. fresh ripe tomatoes, cut up
  • 1½ cups water
  • 4 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 5 cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Put the tomatoes, water, celery, carrots, onion, green pepper, and cloves in a soup pot. Bring the soup to the boiling point, and reduce the heat.
  2. Add the salt, pepper, and sugar.
  3. Simmer, partially covered, for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the lemon juice. Strain.
  5. Correct the seasonings if necessary.
  6. Serve hot or cold.
Editor Marion Cunningham’s note: I drain the soup into a bowl, and put the vegetables through the food processor; then I strain them again, pushing all the juice into a bowl with the back of a spoon.

Nowheymama notes: I used a sprinkling of ground cloves because I didn’t have any whole ones. Also, I added 3-4 teaspoons of sugar instead of two to make it more palatable for the little ones. Finally, I used white pepper instead of black so I don’t hear, “What are those little black things in my soup?”

Edited to add: Mama was the only one who really liked the cloves. I looked online at some similar recipes and noticed that people often substituted garlic for the cloves. I think I would try that next time.

About Author

Sarah is the Associate Editor for Go Dairy Free. Her previous experience includes work as a copy editor at Thoroughbred Times magazine, a content writer at Travelago.com, and an intern at Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. Sarah was a 'mom blogger' for many years but now mostly hangs out on Go Dairy Free and Instagram.

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