Vegetables to Add to Tomato Soup
Tomato soup is a classic favorite that is delicious and easy to customize with different vegetables. As you explore different combinations of vegetables and spices, start with these ideas to add loads of flavor to your homemade tomato soup.
Carrots are a natural partner to tomato soup and bring a delicate sweetness to balance the acidity of the tomato.
- Grated carrots add crunch, color and nutrition – especially good for picky eaters
- Sliced carrots create big chunks that stand out in the finished soup
Onions or Leeks
Onions bring a hint of allium flavor to tomato soup. For a milder option, try leeks.
- Chopped onions or leeks create an almost undetectable flavor boost, great for dishes that don’t require so much onion flavor
- Grilled onions in tomato soup give a more robust flavor with a slightly smoky quality
Bell peppers are a delicious vegetable addition to tomato soup.
- Chopped peppers give a nice crunchy texture
- Roasted peppers impart a slightly smoky flavor
- Diced peppers add just a hint of sweetness to the soup
Sweet Potatoes or Squash
Roasted sweet potatoes or squash add both color and sweetness to tomato soup.
- Sliced sweet potatoes or squash add a mild flavor and texture
- Mashed sweet potatoes or squash make for a creamier soup
Mushrooms can be a great way to add savory and earthy flavors to tomato soup.
- Sliced mushrooms are mild with an almost buttery flavor
- Grilled mushrooms impart a smoky flavor and chewy texture
These vegetables make amazing additions to tomato soup, but you can also experiment with different types of vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, kale, spinach, corn and peas. Have fun creating your own flavor combinations and enjoy your homemade tomato soup!