Monthly Archives: May 2013

Delish Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

I made this tonight. I kind of just winged it! It took about 10-15 minutes to prepare. It turned out delicious and I just had to document it and share so I remember how to make it next time!! It’s farmer’s market season too! Whoop!

tomato soup

Delish Homemade Tomato Basil Soup
Ingredients:
3-4 Fresh Large Tomatoes or 6-8 Medium Tomatoes
1 Tblsp Butter
1 Clove Garlic (diced fine)
1 Celery Stick (diced fine)
1/2 Yellow Onion (chopped fine)
1 Jalapeno (seeds & ribs removed and diced fine)
1-2 Cups of Organic Chicken Broth (or homemade stock)
Fresh Basil 6-8 Basil Leaves (chopped up)
1-2 tsp of Salt to taste
1/2 Cup of Diced Garlic Sausage (optional)
Cream (optional)

Directions:
Cut out the core of the tomatoes and throw the tomato chunks in your blender or food processor. Puree. Pour into pot on stove on medium-low. While heating the tomatoes put 1 Tblsp butter in a frying pan on medium. Heat until it starts to bubble. Add the diced garlic, celery, white onion, and jalapeno. Cook until the onion is clear looking (you can also just skip that step and add it to the pot – I like the flavour it creates when I pre-cook these ingredients).  Add to pot. Add chicken broth, chopped basil, diced garlic sausage. Add salt to taste. Cook on medium-low for 30 minutes to an hour.

I used garlic sausage from Messinger Meats in Mirror, Alberta.  I recommend purchasing your meat from your local hormone and chemical free butcher.  I sometimes like to add a dash of heavy cream to my individual bowl of soup.  It’s a nice treat.

Do you have a favorite soup recipe?  I’d love to hear about it!

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