Creamy Tomato and Basil Soup


Fall is the time I love to try new soup recipes.  And tomato soup is by far my most favorite soup.  I loved the Creamy Roasted Tomato and Garlic Soup from A. Soup. A Week.

If you like tomato soup, here’s an alternate one…

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Ingredients:

10-12  Roma Tomatoes or use canned
1 large yellow onion
3-4 garlic cloves
3/4 cup cream
2 blended Roma tomato
2-3 tbsp fresh (chopped) or dry basil
salt and fresh ground pepper
a dash of smoked paprika
a few red pepper flakes (optional)
1-2 tbsp olive oil

If using fresh Roma tomatoes, bring a large pan of water to boil. Add rinsed Roma tomatoes for about ten minutes till you can see the skin starting to peel. Remove tomatoes and set aside.

In a large pan or dutch oven, heat the oil. Add chopped onion and garlic and fry till golden. Season with salt, fresh ground pepper, dash of smoked paprika, peeled tomatoes and 3 cups of broth or water. Bring to a boil, reduce flame and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes.

Remove. Cool. Blend with immersion blender. Add 3/4 to 1 cup cream. Season with smoked paprika or red pepper flakes and fresh or dry basil. Continue to cook for another 5 minutes.

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Serve warm, with some bread!

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