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Tomato Soup with Fresh Herbs
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Kate A.


  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) olive oil (Colavita preferred)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (175 ml) chopped onions (sweet if in season)
  • 1 tbsp (15 ml) chopped fresh BASIL or oregano
  • 1 tsp (5 ml). chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp (1 ml). dried
  • 5 cups (1175 ml) diced fresh tomatoes (about 2 lbs (.9 kg). equals 5 cups)
  • 1-1/2 cups (350 ml) low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 2-1/2 tbsp (35 ml) tomato paste
  • 2 tsp (10 ml). sugar (optional)
  • Fresh herbs for garnish
  • In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add onion, garlic, basil or oregano, and thyme.
  • Cook stirring often until onion begins to soften (about 5 minutes).
  • Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
  • Stir in broth, tomato paste, and sugar.
  • Season to taste with salt and fresh ground black pepper.
  • Bring soup to a boil, then reduce heat.
  • Simmer, uncovered, for about 15 minutes.
  • Using an immersion blender* process until smooth.
  • For serving there are two choices:
  • Ladle into bowls and garnish with fresh herbs and/or diced avocado, a swirl of sour cream or basil cream, roasted pumpkin seeds or whatever comes to mind that seems like it would taste good!
  • Chill or freeze the soup. Pull it out and serve as soon as it thaws.
If you don't own an immersion blender ladle small amounts at a time into a blender or food processor and blend/process until smooth.

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