Basil Tomato Soup
Tomato Basil Soup

 

Oh my, is there anything more comforting than  really (REALLY) good tomato soup?  NO more cans with this easy recipe, and it IS the BEST!

 Here is my recipe for a tomato soup with amazing flavor.  Pair with homemade Tomato Basil Bread for a hearty and satisfying meal.


Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

Ingredients:

½ cup real butter (1 stick)

1 med -large onion, diced

3 cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes, with the juice (reg. or fire-roasted)

1 ½ cups water

1 cube chicken bouillon (or 1-2 tsp. granules; to taste)

2 tsp. balsamic vinegar

1/4 tsp. Montreal Steak seasoning

½ tsp. salt

1 can evaporated milk

1/2 cup basil pesto

 optional: 6-8 oz. risotto or small pasta, cooked till al dente, drained




Directions:

Melt butter in a large saucepan.

Add onions and cook over medium heat, stirring until completely translucent.

Add tomatoes, water, bouillon, balsamic vinegar, Montreal steak seasoning and salt.Tomato Basil Soup 2Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes to allow for ‘marrying’ of flavors.

Working in batches, pour soup mixture into blender (but only about ½ way up container and hold a towel over the top, tightly, to allow for expansion due to hot liquid) and process until smooth.Tomato Basil Soup 3Pour pureed soup into a pan.  Add evaporated milk and pesto.Tomato Basil Soup 4Simmer for 10 minutes. Tomato Basil Soup 5*If adding risotto pasta, cook according to directions when beginning soup. Drain well and add to soup with the evaporated milk and pesto. The pasta will expand if allowed to sit in soup overnight or for several hours.

 Delicious when paired with an open faced grilled cheese made with my Tomato Basil Bread.Tomato Basil Soup 6Carrie Groneman’s recipe

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