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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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Difficulty Level: Intermediate
  • Prep Time:
    15 Minutes
  • Cook Time:
    PT1H15M
    1 Hour
  • Yield:
    4 Servings
Comfort is a warm bowl of tomato soup—especially this tasty version. Roasting fresh tomatoes first brings out their best flavor. Just add grilled cheese sandwiches!
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh tomatoes or 1 can (14.5 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup diced red onion
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • Optional garnishes: Grated or shredded cheese, croutons, additional basil or olive oil, balsamic vinegar, crème fraiche, truffle oil, etc.
  • 453.59g fresh tomatoes or 1 can (14.5 ounces) fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 118.29ml extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • Salt and black pepper
  • 1 stalk of celery, diced
  • 1 carrot, peeled and diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 236.59ml diced red onion
  • 236.59ml chicken or vegetable broth
  • 38.34g chopped fresh basil
  • 118.29ml heavy cream
  • Optional garnishes: Grated or shredded cheese, croutons, additional basil or olive oil, balsamic vinegar, crème fraiche, truffle oil, etc.

Comfort is a warm bowl of tomato soup—especially this tasty version. Roasting fresh tomatoes first brings out their best flavor. Just add grilled cheese sandwiches!

Preparation
STEP 1

If using fresh tomatoes, preheat oven to 450°F. Halve or chop into 1-inch chunks. Spread on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil. Roast until caramelized, about 20 minutes. If using canned tomatoes continue to step 2.

STEP 2

While the tomatoes roast, heat remaining olive oil in a saucepan. Add celery, carrot, garlic and onion and cook over medium-low heat until soft.

STEP 3

Add roasted or canned tomatoes, juices and broth. Simmer for 20 minutes.

STEP 4

Remove from heat, add basil and cream. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Puree with an immersion or countertop blender until smooth, adding additional broth or water as necessary to achieve desired consistency.

STEP 5

Keep warm on low, or serve immediately with garnishes of choice.

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