18 October 2011

Polish Tomato Soup Made by My Tato

My Tato loves tomatoes.  He has about 7 different dishes that he makes just for himself out of tomatoes.  Of course, he is always delighted when someone wants to eat some of his tomato creations.

Because it is the end of the Tomato season for many of us, with frost already either having arrived or about to arrive across the Northern Hemisphere, this is a great time to use up the last of those shiny red beauties in a warm soup.


1-2 tablespoons butter (or olive oil)
1/2 a Leek, carefully washed and sliced
2 ribs of celery, sliced
2 carrots, washed, peeled and sliced carrots
1 clove garlic, minced
6 cups chicken or vegetable broth
2-3 pounds peeled and chopped tomatoes
handful of fresh curly parsley, chopped
1 bay leaf
1 teaspoon marjoram
Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup cooked rice or uncooked pasta
Garnish with sour cream (optional)


In a large saucepan, saute leek, celery, carrots and garlic until leek is soft. Add stock, tomatoes, marjoram, bay leaf, parsley, and salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer uncovered 1 hour or until carrots are tender and tomatoes have "melted" and the broth has reduced a bit.

Add the pasta to cook or toss in the cooked rice.  You can serve with sour cream if you like but we just eat it as is.


Note:  Before adding the pasta or rice, some people like to puree the soup, which you can do if you like.

I shared a photo of this recipe a couple of weeks ago when we were battling croup in the house.

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Megryansmom said...

My dad made the best beef barley soup (krupnik)ever! I miss him and the soup so much on these cold days.

Rima said...

You SERIOUSLY need to write a Polish cookbook!

Anonymous said...

A few days ago I made a similar soup but I made it without the recipe. Just looked what's inside my fridge and what I can use for that. My husband really liked it even with cabbage (but shhhh... he doesn't know that was a cabbage!) It was like a very soupy bigos without the meat. It was really good for my surprise :) Next time I'll add some noodles.

Laura and Brian said...

Trying this recipe out tonight! Its slightly cooler in SC and rainy so perfect time for a great soup. It already smells heavenly. Thank your Tato from us- yay Tato! :)

Laura and Brian said...

My review- FABULOUS!!

Margot said...

So simple and delicious! My grandfather always use to make one like this with homemade noodles :)