• Olive oil ½ tsp
  • Onion (chopped) ½ small
  • Garlic, chopped - 2 cloves
  • Fresh oregano or basil (chopped) 1 tbsp or ½ tsp dried
  • Fresh thyme (chopped) - 1 tsp or ¼ tsp. dried
  • Tomatoes 1 cup chopped
  • Vegetable broth 1 cup
  • Tomato paste 1 tbsp
  • Fresh herb sprigs - for garnishing [optional]



  1. In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, oregano or basil and thyme and cook, stirring often, until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in broth, tomato paste and sugar. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  2. Bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Using immersion blender, process until smooth.
  3. Ladle into serving bowls and garnish with fresh herbs.

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