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Tomato Soup for Soul

Tomato Soup for Soul

If I could eat just one soup for the rest of my life, it would choose tomato soup. I love tomato soup. And lately, I’ve been loving this creamy tomato soup with quinoa.

My mom makes her tomato soup sweet, she’s using tomato puree and adds a handful of rice to thicken it. Tomato soup in one of my favorite restaurants in Bratislava has a cooked skinless oval tomatoes in it parmesan cheese on top and is sweet enough. And when I was in the US, I fell in love with tomato basil soup at Cosi and ate it almost daily.

If I order soup in a restaurant, it’s most likely tomato soup. I request tomato soup when I go visit my parents, and I prepare it at home fairly often. It’s just such a delicious and easy-to-prepare dish.

I rotate different versions based on what I have on hand but lately, I’ve been making mostly this creamy tomato soup with quinoa. It has a texture thanks to chunks of tomatoes, it’s rich, sweet and quinoa in it keeps me satisfied longer. It’s my go-to soup after a long day because it’s ready in just about 20 minutes


creamy tomato soup with quinoa

Creamy Tomato Soup with Quinoa

Servings: 4


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion (finely diced)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 500ml tomato puree
  • ¼ cup red quinoa
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Salt & Sugar


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium-size pot. Add onion and sauté until translucent. Add the cinnamon and stir.
  2. Next add the can of tomatoes, tomato puree, quinoa, a bit of salt and about 500 ml of water. Bring the soup to simmer, turn the heat to low and let lightly simmer for about 15 minutes.
  3. Taste the quinoa, and if it’s fully cooked, add the heavy cream and some sugar and salt to taste.

creamy tomato soup with quinoa

What’s your favorite soup, or food in general? The one you could eat daily and not get tired of it? Share in the comments!