Tomato Soup - Surinam Island

The picturesque island is still influenced by the European cuisine from the Netherlands, the neighboring Caribbean islands and central and South America. This is an easy soup to prepare especially during the summer and early fall when you can get an variety of different vine ripened tomatoes.



  1. In a large pan on medium heat sauté onion, carrot and cilantro until onion is translucent. Add the juice of the orange, garlic, pepper and fresh tomatoes. Sauté for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally before adding canned tomatoes.
  2. Add the vegetable broth and bring to a boil, reduce heat, add sugar and season to taste with salt and pepper, let simmer for another 5 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and add to a blender or food processor, make it completely smooth.
  4. Pour it in a large soup bowl, add chopped basil and when serving add a small amount of Creme fresh. Serve with a rustic bread or roasted garlic bread.

Serves: 4

Wine Pairing

Esser® Vineyards  Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay

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