I tasted tomato soup on the first day of my move to Warsaw (Poland). To be honest, we did not become friends, and for a very long time, everywhere I refused to eat or even try “zupy pomidorowej” (tomato soup). It so happened that having got a husband from Poland and living far from home – in hot Dubai – willy-nilly I want to please my husband with the tastes from his childhood. The creamy soup I made exceeded all my expectations. Now we are friends :).
Creamy tomato soup with yogurt
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large onions, finely chopped
Sprig of thyme
2 kg tomatoes, peeled and chopped
Salt and pepper
3/4 cup (200 ml) boiling water
3/4 cup (180 ml) single cream
2/3 cup (150 g) sour cream or yogurt
Heat the olive oil in a saucepan. Add the onion and thyme. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until tender.
Add tomatoes, salt and pepper. Boil.
Cover with the water and cook over low heat for about 15 minutes.
Take the pan off the heat, and remove the thyme sprig. Mix everything with a blender until smooth.
Heat the cream in a separate saucepan and pour into the soup.
Pour the finished soup into plates. Top each plate with sour cream or yogurt and garnish with cilantro.