Tomato and Plum Soup – A Summer Favorite


Delicious plum and tomato soup:  serve chilled or hot

Delicious plum and tomato soup: serve chilled or hot

When we’re together, our family has adopted the French custom of having our main meal at lunchtime and having soup, a baguette and salad for dinner. We always have some cheese in the refrigerator to accompany the baguette if anyone wants a little more. This unusual combination of tomatoes and plums is delicious: a mixture of sour and natural sweetness. It’s a perfect recipe for late summer because you can eat it chilled.


Tomato and Plum Soup

A delicious soup to be eaten hot or cold.  It can also be frozen and saved for another time.

Serves 4

20 minutes to prepare; 25 minutes cooking time.

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

45 g  stoned red plums

450 g  chopped tomatoes

300 ml (1/2 pint) tomato juice

575 ml (1 pint) chicken stock

Spring of thyme or 1 tsp dried thyme

Salt and Pepper

1 Tbsp (15ml chopped parsley or 1 Tbsp crème fraîche (or sour cream) per bowl



1. In a large pan, heat oil, soften the onions without browning

2. Add all the ingredients except parsley and crème fraîche

3. Bring to a boil; simmer 25 minutes until plums are soft

4. Cool slightly, remove thyme spring and blend until smooth

5. Check seasoning:  reheat or chill, whichever you prefer.  Dollop crème fraîche or sour cream on each portion. Alternatively, serve with chopped green parsley.

plums and tomatoes


One Response to “Tomato and Plum Soup – A Summer Favorite”

  1. Fran Cahn says:

    Thank you for the plum/tomato soup recipe. But are you sure you meant to write 45 g. of plums? That’s not very much. Let me know – thanks, Fran

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