Tomatosoupa: Greek Tomato Soup for All Seasons

 Experience the timeless appeal of Greek tomatosoupa, a versatile delight suitable year-round. This wholesome soup combines the robust flavors of tomatoes, hearty bulgur wheat, onions, and a dash of Mediterranean magic. To create this culinary masterpiece, gather fresh tomatoes, coarse bulgur, onions, water, olive oil, Greek yogurt, mint, salt, and pepper.

Tomatosoupa marries the savory essence of tomatoes with fiber-rich bulgur wheat, a cereal renowned for its health benefits. Loaded with complex carbohydrates and an array of essential B vitamins—thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin—it fuels normal metabolism and supports brain function. Bulgur wheat boasts vitamin E, promoting cardiovascular health, and packs a potassium and phosphorus punch, outstripping white rice. It's also a mineral powerhouse, with iron, magnesium, and zinc, along with antioxidant-rich selenium.

Elevate your nutrition with the added goodness of olive oil and Greek yogurt, creating one of the healthiest vegetarian soups available. This tomatosoupa recipe, serving 4, demands just 10 minutes of preparation and 50 minutes of cooking. Delight in a bowl of Mediterranean excellence that nourishes and satisfies, whatever the season. 

Tomatosoupa: A Traditional Greek Tomato Soup

Tomatosoupa - Ingredients

  • 3 medium tomatoes, grated
  • 200 g of coarse bulgur
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 liters of water
  • 50 ml of extra virgin Greek olive oil
  • 4 tbsp. Greek yogurt, preferably low-fat and high protein
  • 1 tsp. of fresh mint, chopped
  • Salt 
  • Freshly ground pepper

Tomatosoupa - How to Make

  1. Take a saucepan, heat the olive oil and fry the onions until soft and translucent. 
  2. Add the grated tomatoes and simmer for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the bulgur wheat and the water and bring to a boil. 
  4. Reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 45 minutes until the tomatosoupa thickens and the bulgur has become soft. 
  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Serve while the tomato soup is still warm in individual bowls, 
  7. Top it with a spoonful of yogurt in the middle and sprinkled with chopped mint.

I like eating my tomatosoupa with a slice of toasted bread or a delicious piece of tiropita. Enjoy!