Sunday, January 30, 2011

Tomato Basil Soup

I love this soup! My mother invented this recipe and I have yet to find a way to improve upon it.  Well, besides using freeze dried basil of which I am very fond.  Hope you enjoy it!
  • 32 oz canned diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz tomato sauce
  • 1/2 onion diced finely
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 C milk
  • 4 T butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil if available-rough chopped
  • Freeze dried basil
  • sugar if needed

In a large pot saute garlic and onions in butter until onions are opaque and tender.  Add canned tomatoes and sauce, stir well.  Add milk, salt, pepper, and 2 T dried basil. Bring to simmer and taste. Adjust seasoning as necessary. This is where you may need to add sugar if the tomatoes are too tart.. Use cuisinart magic stick to puree in pot. Serve with freshly grated parmesan cheese and fresh basil.

 If you do not have a magic stick, you can puree the mixture in a regular cuisinart or blender.

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