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Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup
Tomato soup is a popular soup that is enjoyed worldwide and can be particularly beneficial during Ramadan. The soup is made from a combination of ripe tomatoes, onions, garlic, and spices such as basil, oregano, and thyme. Some variations also include cream or milk, which gives the soup a creamy and smooth texture.
Tomatoes are a rich source of vitamins A, C, and K, as well as antioxidants such as lycopene. These nutrients help to support the immune system and protect against oxidative stress caused by free radicals. Additionally, the high water content in tomatoes helps to keep the body hydrated during the long hours of fasting in Ramadan.
Tomato soup is also low in calories, making it an ideal food to consume during the month of Ramadan. The soup's fiber content helps to slow down digestion, providing a feeling of fullness and preventing overeating during the iftar meal.
Furthermore, the spices used in tomato soup, such as basil, oregano, and thyme, are known to have anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. These properties can help to boost the immune system and prevent illnesses during the month of Ramadan.
In conclusion, tomato soup is a nutritious and delicious dish that can provide numerous health benefits, particularly during Ramadan. It is low in calories, high in nutrients, and helps to keep the body hydrated and satiated during the long hours of fasting.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Soup
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6


  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion chopped
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 2 cans Whole Peeled Tomatoes
  • 2 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Cream Omit it if following a dairy-free diet
  • Basil Leave for garnish


  • Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and garlic, and sauté until soft and fragrant, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the canned tomatoes, including the juice, to the pot. Use a wooden spoon or spatula to break up the tomatoes into smaller pieces.
  • Add the chicken or vegetable broth to the pot, along with the sugar, salt, and black pepper. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Remove the soup from the heat and use an immersion blender to puree the soup until smooth. Alternatively, transfer the soup in batches to a blender and puree until smooth, then return it to the pot.
  • Stir in the heavy cream until well combined.
  • Serve the tomato soup hot, garnished with fresh
    basil leaves if desired.
Keyword Iftar, Italian, ramadan, soup, Tomato, vegetarian

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