Lemony Basil Tomato Soup

Lemony Basil Tomato Soup

I have never had the taste for tomato soup, particularly if it came out of a metal can. Childhood affects one more than they’d like to think….but if you make an amazing fresh tasting soup and can it using modern techniques, it might change your mind – as it did mine. This recipe though was why I finally went and bought a Foley Mill – it made dealing with tomatoes and canning a lot more tolerable. There really is a reason why food mills were found in kitchens a few generations ago!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cups finely chopped onion (4 hand size)
  • 3¼ cups carrots, finely chopped
  • 6 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 10 pounds roma tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil, torn
  • ¾ cup lemon juice, bottles
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