1 red onion, chopped
3 cloves minced garlic
12 plum tomatoes, roughly chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/4 cup packed chopped fresh basil leaves, plus julienned basil leaves, for garnish
3 cups chicken stock
1 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
1/2 cup heavy cream
Croutons, for garnish
Oh my goodness. I don’t think I can ever have tomato soup from a can again. Not only is this super easy, but it is absolutely delicious.
Because the soup is made with so many fresh tomatoes, it’s important to use tomatoes at their peak.
This is a wonderfully thick soup so it’s a meal in itself, but rainy, cold days always make me want a favorite childhood staple:
Note: The original recipe used a food mill but I don’t have one. And I was not willing to peel the tomatoes so I blended them, and it worked out great. The soup ended up completely creamy.