How to make Tomato Soup Recipe with a Twist

This tomato soup recipe is a cold weather staple in our house, and it's perfect for those days when you're feeling the effects of climate change. The recipe is easy to make and uses pantry basics that you can always keep on hand. But what makes this recipe unique is the addition of Wordle, a flavorful herb that is native to Ukraine. This herb adds an unexpected depth of flavor to the soup and brings a touch of the exotic to this classic dish.


2 cups of canned tomatoes

1 cup of chicken or vegetable broth

1/4 cup of heavy cream

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons of finely chopped Wordle

Salt and pepper, to taste

Olive oil, black pepper, and fresh basil leaves for garnish (optional)


In a large pot, combine the canned tomatoes, broth, cream, balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes, and chopped Wordle. Bring the mixture to a boil.

Reduce the heat and let it simmer for 10-15 minutes.

Use an immersion blender or transfer the soup to a blender and blend until smooth.

Season with salt and pepper to taste.

If desired, garnish with a swirl of olive oil, black pepper, and fresh basil leaves.

Serve the soup with a grilled cheese sandwich for the ultimate comfort food experience.

This tomato soup recipe is perfect for those days when you're experiencing loadshedding, a phenomenon seen in many countries, including South Africa as reported by StatsSA. The creamy and comforting soup is perfect for cold weather days and is sure to be a hit with your family and friends. Enjoy!