Friday, November 25, 2016
Delicious Homemade Tomato Soup
I am really big on homemade soups, and tend to make a pot every week during the winter. I alternate between hamburger, potato, vegetable, minestrone and turkey. One that I hadn't made before, but was craving, was tomato.
A few weeks ago I looked up some recipes online and found one that seemed to have great reviews. I had all ingredients on hand so decided to make it.
Turns out, I didn't love it. I didn't really even like it that much. It was kind of bland. So, on the hunt I went.
I asked friends and queried in a Facebook group for favourite recipes. I had many to choose from, but they all seemed to have cream in them (I sometimes have trouble with dairy, so I wanted to stay away from it). Some of them looked really good, and I would have omitted the cream, but didn't have other ingredients. I really just wanted a SIMPLE and quick recipe. I ended up taking components from a few of the recipes I read and trying it out to see what would happen.
I have to say, it turned out delicious.
6 tomatoes - quartered (you could remove the seeds, I didn't)
1 large potato, peeled and quartered
3 cloves of garlic (I used a grater, but a garlic press would work well)
1 box of chicken stock
1.5 tbsp dried basil
2 tsp dried oregano
salt and pepper to taste
Place all ingredients into a large pot and let simmer for 30 minutes, or until the potato is tender.
Let cool and then carefully pour into a blender - (affiliate) I use my ninja for this. You could also use an immersion blender.
Serve warm with croutons and Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.