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Tomato Refresher

Yield 4 cups


  • 3 (14 1/2-ounce) cans whole tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 thin slice of onion
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 12 whole peppercorns
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Fresh parsley sprigs (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Combine all ingredients, except parsley, in a medium saucepan; stir well. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat; strain liquid into container, and discard tomatoes, onion, and whole spices. Serve soup hot or cold. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

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