Wholesome and Delicious Green Tomato Soup Recipe

This year, I feel like winter approached us without any warning. Because of this, I find myself scrambling to create quick, warm, wholesome meals.

My green tomato soup is not only a fun twist on a traditional gazpacho, but is also budget-friendly. It is incredibly tasty and can be served as either a warm winter meal or a light summer starter. 

Green Tomato Soup Recipe

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Recipe by Xiluva MasheleCourse: StarterCuisine: GlobalDifficulty: Easy

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A delicious and fun twist on a traditional gazpacho, this soup can be served warm or cold.


  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine

  • 1 medium sized onion, finely diced

  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely diced

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried mixed Italian herbs

  • pinch of dried sage 

  • 500 g green tomatoes, peeled and sliced

  • 250 g potatoes (this is about 2-3 medium-sized potatoes)

  • 1 liter of vegetable stock (I usually stir a Knorr stock pot in a liter of water)

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 250 ml cream

  • handful of fresh parsley 

  • handful of crushed tortilla chips (I usually use a small packet of Doritos)

  • 4 tablespoons salsa (optional)


  • Melt the butter or margarine in a medium-sized pot.
  • Sauté the onions, garlic and dried herbs until the onion is soft and translucent.
  • Add the tomatoes and potatoes and simmer gently. 
  • Add the stock and season generously. Stew until the vegetables are tender. 
  • Let the mixture cool, then blend until smooth.
  • Place the mixture back on the stove and add 2/3 of the fresh cream. Stir well.
  • Dish the soup out into large bowls. Top each bowl with a spoonful of salsa, a sprinkling of the tortilla chips and a small swirl of the fresh cream. 
  • Finish off with a sprinkling of the fresh parsley. Serve warm.

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