All-Time Favorite: Tomato Soup

One of my favorite meals hands down is tomato soup with a side of grilled cheese, grilled cheese croutons, and/or sour cream with chives! I mean, come one... this is comfort food, home-y, love in a cup-- a non negotiable. The plus side, it is so quick + simple to whip up. You can also make this vegan. Once you get the broth and cream [or any dairy free milk] in you just set it and "forget it," [not really] and work on that yummy grilled cheese in the meantime.

I make a whole pot of this soup definitely late summer into the cold winter. It hits the spot and is truly satisfying. If you have a ton of tomatoes left from your summer harvest, this is a great time for red Italian sauce or this classic recipe.

This summer my gal pal, Allison, brought me at least 3 pints of tomatoes (along with bags of rainbow chard, kale, tomatillos and jalepeños) about 3-4 times from July-early September; great for summer dishes like caprese salad or tacos, however I was looking forward in making and jarring my own sauces!

Okay, I think you get the point. I LOVE TOMATO SOUP. Enjoy!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 medium-large fresh, whole tomatoes [4 cups]
  • 1/2 large yellow onion diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large can of Roma tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth [unsalted]
  • 1 cup of heavy cream [or any dairy free milk]
  • salt+pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar [white vinegar works too]
  • 1 small carrot chopped
  • 1 tbsp parsely

LET'S GET COOKIN':

  1. In a dutch oven or large pot, cook extra virgin olive oil, garlic cloves, onion, carrot and tomatoes on a medium heat until onions soften.
  2. Next, add canned tomatoes and vinegar then cover.
  3. After about 10 minutes add broth and cream.
  4. Stir then bring to boil or cook for another 20-30 minutes on a medium to low heat.
  5. Remove from heat.
  6. Using a hand held blender, carefully blend all ingredient and then add the remaining ingredients.
  7. Keep blending until smooth.
  8. Serve hot with a side of crusty, buttery grilled cheese, grilled crostini, or sour cream.

 

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