Friday, November 4, 2011

Fun With Food Friday

Tomato Basil Soup

Well it's getting to be that time of year to start making all those yummy soups and I am happy to be bringing you a very yummy recipe sent in by: Andrea S.


- Depending on the amount of soup you'd want, get between 25 and 30 large, ripe tomatoes. (These also come in cans if you don't want to peel them yourself).
- Peel the skins off all the tomatoes, and put them in a large pot with the juice on low heat.

- Sprinkle in some pepper. This is done to taste, so don't go overboard here because you can always add some later if needed.
- After the tomatoes have been simmering on a low heat for around 45 minutes to an hour, use an immersion blender or scoop the still-whole tomatoes into a blender and puree.

- Put about a cup and a half  of whole basil leaves in a food processor, and grind them up. This is to taste though, so add slowly until you reach the desired basil-ness. Add to the soup. You can also use dried basil if fresh is not available to you.

- Continue to let the soup simmer, the thicker and less watery it becomes.

 Enjoy this wonderful soup with Grilled Cheese or some fresh sourdough bread.
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  1. This sounds so yummy! It was coooold here today, I'll have to make some of this soon!

  2. Yum, thanks for the recipe! I'll definitely have to try this as the weather gets colder!

  3. This looks delicious! Would have gone great with my grilled cheese that I had for lunch!

  4. Thanks for linking in to Food on Friday: Tomatoes. If you pop back in a few days there should be a great collection of all things pasta and noodles.

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