Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Tomato Basil Soup

My husband hasn't been feeling good. So when he is sick, my husband requests soup for supper. He wanted some tomato soup. The best thing about soup is normally there are some servings of vegetables in it. Plus it tends to be a lower calorie meal. This soup is really good. I actually think the leftovers tasted better the next day. Since this recipe made a lot of soup, I even placed some in the freezer. My husband said they heated up really well. I did forget to add the cream and I liked it just the way it was made.
Tomato Basil Soup
2 tsp vegetable oil
4 large carrots, diced
1 large onion, chopped
1 Tbsp dried basil
3 (28 oz.) cans of Roma tomatoes
4 cups chicken broth
salt and pepper, to taste
light cream, if desired

  1. In a large pot, heat the oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the carrots and onion. Stir occasionally and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir in the basil and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and chicken broth. 
  5. Bring to a boil and simmer for 45 minutes.
  6. Mash or puree the tomatoes. 
  7. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Add cream if desired.
Recipe adapted from The Sister's Cafe.

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Did you already know...............
-China is the largest producer of tomatoes. 
-In Spain, the La Tomatina Festival is held the last Wednesday of August.
-At the La Tomatina Festival, participates throw over 150,000 tomatoes at each other.

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