A couple weeks ago, we had a "Soup and Swap" for a church activity. It's always so fun to gather together and share some delicious soup and browse through *new* treasures. This is one of my favorite activities each year. I signed up to bring a soup. I was really hankering for some tomato soup, so I found this recipe at FoodNetwork.com and decided to try it out. My husband loved it, and I got so many compliments and requests for the recipe. :-) A couple people did their very best to clean the serving spoon and crockpot - not one drop to be missed!
Ok...so this picture of the finished product doesn't really do it justice, but trust me, this is the BEST tomato soup recipe!!
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- 1 (14-ounce) can chopped tomatoes
- 3/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper
- 1 stalk celery, diced
- 1 small carrot, diced
- 1 yellow onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 1 bay leaf
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup heavy cream, optional
Preheat oven to 450°F.
Strain the chopped canned tomatoes, reserving the juices. I used Hunt's® Diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano.
Puree with a hand held immersion blender until smooth.
I, of course, don't have an immersion blender or a full-size blender, so I had to blend it in batches in my Magic Bullet®.
Voila! Super, yummy tomato soup!
Sorry about the poor final product pictures. :-(