― I love this soup, especially with some good cheese, good bread real butter. ∙ The fresh tomatoes found in supermarkets today all tend to be expensive, gawd-awful gas-reddened things (Actually, grass green.). Sadly, it's better to use canned, diced tomatoes. ∙ Ingredients ∙ 2 T. butter, olive oil or vegetable oil ∙ 5 shallots, finely chopped ∙ 3 red bell peppers, finely chopped ∙ 3 cloves garlic, minced ∙ 1-1 1/2 lbs. fresh tomatoes, chopped [...].