Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham Recipe

Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham Recipe

The Spruce / Emily Baker

Prep: 18 mins
Cook: 45 mins
Total: 63 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
129 Calories
6g Fat
11g Carbs
8g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 129
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 26mg 9%
Sodium 905mg 39%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 8g
Calcium 60mg 5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Here's a delicious soup to help use those beautiful green tomatoes before the frost. Country ham or smoked ham makes this a hearty soup, perfect for lunch or supper. 

Serve this yummy soup with freshly baked cornbread and a salad.

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 to 6 ounces country ham or smoked ham, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 8 medium green tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium red tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeds and stem removed, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • Optional: dash of Tabasco sauce
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham Recipe

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  2. Heat butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat; add ham, onion, and garlic. Sauté, stirring until onion is tender.

    ham, onion, and garlic in a pot

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  3. Add chicken broth, chopped green and red tomatoes, and minced jalapeno pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for about 30 minutes.

    chicken broth, chopped green and red tomatoes, and minced jalapeno pepper with the onion mixture in a pot

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  4. Working in batches, pulse the soup in a blender or food processor until almost smooth, or use an immersion blender. If you want to garnish the soup with chunks of ham, remove some pieces of the ham before blending.

    Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham in a food processor

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  5. Pour the pureed soup back into the saucepan and add celery salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. 

    Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham in a pot

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  6. Taste and add salt, pepper, and Tabasco sauce, as desired.

    Green Tomato Soup With Country Ham in a pot with Tabasco sauce

    The Spruce / Emily Baker

Use Caution When Blending Hot Ingredients

Steam expands quickly in a blender, and can cause ingredients to splatter everywhere or cause burns. To prevent this, fill the blender only one-third of the way up, vent the top, and cover with a folded kitchen towel while blending.

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