Cream of Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

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This delicious soup is an easy summertime hit that is good consumed either hot or cold. If you have your own garden, you probably have more tomatoes that you know what to do with. This soup will put a dent on them. I timed myself the other day and this soup literally took me 10 minutes to make from start to finish. What a cinch! But the good thing is your guests will never know it as it tastes very gourmet and complicated. Let them be impressed!

Tomatoes are loaded with antioxidants and minerals and are cooling to the body. Eating them in the summer will help you to adjust to the intense summertime heat. Basil is great for digestion, for freshening the breath and uplifting one from depression. If you have tons of tomatoes, double or triple the recipe. You can freeze or can extra soup and eat it in the winter when you are tired of eating turnips and cabbage. You can also use this soup as a tomato sauce for pasta or as a marinara dip.

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Cream of Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • ½ an onion, diced
  • 4 large, fresh, organic, heirloom tomatoes (diced) OR One 28 oz can organic tomatoes
  • 1 quart (4 cups) organic, homemade chicken or beef broth
  • ½ cup organic cream, cow or goat milk (preferably raw)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup or handful fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground pepper
  • Parmesan or Crème Fraische for Garnish
Instructions
  1. Heat butter in soup pot over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and sauté for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add tomatoes, basil, salt, pepper, and sauté a few minutes more until soft.
  4. Then add broth of choice and simmer for about 2 minutes longer.
  5. Remove from heat and add cream or milk.
  6. Blend until smooth.
  7. Add salt, pepper to taste, and serve with a dollop of Crème Fraische or a sprinkle of fresh Parmesan

 

Comments

  1. Elizabeth says

    Tried this Tomato Soup recipe today and it was simply good (and took very little time). I just found this website yesterday in a query to find organic whole roasted chicken recipes. Love this girl.

    I hope she flourishes in her talent.

    Meanwhile..I will benefit from her recipe collections and inspiration.
    Would like to see her cookbook for nourishing cleanse but don’t want to pay $79.00. Maybe she can find a better publisher and make it available for me at a better price. Just love it. Keep it up! All the best to you.
    E

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