chunky tomato soup

Portuguese Tomato Soup

I first tasted this tomato soup when visiting Alentejo, in southern Portugal. So, naturally, it brings back warm summer memories. That being said, I gladly enjoy it throughout the year.

Apart from a bit of peeling and chopping, it is a low-effort recipe, that you may have as a starter, or as a meal.

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Recipe by Beet the RushCourse: DinnerDifficulty: Easy


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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 onions

  • 2 cloves garlic

  • 1 kg tomatoes

  • 2 bay leaves

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon pepper

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • 700 ml water

  • ¼ cup chopped parsley (or, traditionally, pennyroyal)

  • 2 to 4 eggs


  • To a pan, add two tablespoons of olive oil and two chopped onions. Sauté over medium heat for a few minutes, until the onions are translucent. Then, add two minced garlic cloves, letting them cook for a few minutes.
  • Peel and chop the tomatoes, and add them to the pan.
  • Allow the soup to simmer for a couple of minutes before seasoning (bay leaves, salt, pepper and oregano).
  • Then, add 500 ml of water. You may feel like you need more (or less) water to achieve the desired consistency.
  • Let it simmer for 15 min, over medium to low heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Add 1/4 cup of chopped parsley.
  • Pour 200 ml of water into the pan and let it come to a simmer, before adding the eggs. Two will be fine, but I usually add four. Cover the pan with a lid and allow the eggs to cook to your preference.
  • Optional: toast some slices of bread, and pour the soup over them.

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  • This yields 2 portions as a meal, or 4 as a starter.
  • If you prefer a smooth texture, use a stick blender, but I think chunky is the way to go!
  • I like the eggs still gooey, but not overly runny. So, about 5 minutes. But if you like them completely cooked, definitely go for it!

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