Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Everyone's garden tomatoes are finally ripe and ready to be eaten and they are giving them all to me! So basically its tomato week in our house. Get ready for LOTS of tomato recipes!

Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
(serves 6)

8 or 9 plum tomatoes, washed and diced into chunks
1 med yellow onion, chopped
2 c. chicken stock
3-4 tbsp. fresh basil, sliced into thin strips
3/4c. skim milk (or 2%, whole, etc....the higher the fat content the creamier the soup!)
olive oil
salt and pepper

1. In a small frying pan saute the chopped onion in a little bit of olive oil until tender
2. In a sauce pan bring the stock, tomatoes, onion and basil to a boil. Boil for 20 minutes.
3. Stir in the milk.
4. Add salt and pepper to taste.
5. Blend soup in a blender in small batches. Make sure to take the center plastic piece out of the blender lid to allow steam to escape.
6. Pour into serving bowls and serve! (Hopefully with a melty grilled cheese sandwich!)

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