Thursday, March 31, 2016

April Showers Bring May Flowers!

One can hardly mind the rain when it will provide the beautiful signs of spring....the greening of grass....the popping up of lovely coloured flowers. However, rainy days can also provide yummy soup!

A lucky purchase of plum tomatoes at $5 inspired my attempt at a Tomato Basil Soup.  Let's see what I did & whether its something that YOU would like to try!

You will need:
3-4 lbs of Plum Tomatoes halved
1 tbs Kosher Salt & 1 tsp Ground Pepper
1/4 cup Olive Oil
1 large Onion chopped
4-6 cloves Garlic minced
Sprinkle of Red Pepper flakes
4 cups of Vegetable Soup Broth
1 can of Chopped Tomatoes
1-2 cups Basil Leaves
Stick Blender

Preheat the oven to 375F
Slice your plum tomatoes in half & in a large bowl add the olive oil, salt & pepper.  Toss like a pro & place tomatoes onto a baking sheet & pop into the oven approximately 45 minutes.  A little smoking is normal!  While tomatoes are in oven, prep the onion, garlic, clean the basil & make the soup broth.

In a large pot add 1 tbs Olive Oil & saute the onions, garlic & red pepper flakes until they are tender.  Next add the Canned Chopped Tomatoes, Vegetable Soup Broth & whole Basil Leaves.  Grab your tray from the oven and pour the entire tray of Roasted Plum Tomatoes into the pot.

Bring it to a nice boil & then simmer for 30-40 minutes. Use your stick blender to mix & enjoy!  Grilled Cheese on Lentil Bread will be our companion today! Yum!

Such a tasty little dish!


Wendy Baggs said...

Perfect companion for a rainy day !

Wendy Baggs said...

Perfect partner for a rainy day !