Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup

a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j5bKDhIAlzA/U0f3l9SRPWI/AAAAAAAAK4g/zA1peXSqSE/s1600/tomato-basil-soup.jpg" style="clear: left; float: left; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img alt="Tomato Basil Soup | by Life Tastes Good #tomatosoup #healthy" border="0" height="400" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-j5bKDhIAlzA/U0f3l9SRPWI/AAAAAAAAK4g/zA1peXSqSE/s1600/tomato-basil-soup.jpg" title="Tomato Basil Soup" width="296" //aspan style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; text-align: left;"bTomato Basil Soup/b - This is the tomato soup recipe of my dreams! Yes, I dream about delicious tomato basil soup!/spanbr /span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; text-align: left;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; text-align: left;"I have tried several different variations trying to come up with just the right flavor that will pair nicely with a creamy grilled cheese sandwich, and I have finally got it!/spanbr /span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; text-align: left;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; text-align: left;"Not only is it the perfect flavor for which I've been searching, but it is also super easy to make! and it doesn't have cream in it, so it is low calorie too! WOOHOO! I do believe it is the perfect tomato soup recipe!/spanbr /span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif; text-align: left;"br //spanspan style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"The hubs wasn't as 'in love' with this soup as I (which is fine - more for ME). He thinks there might be too much basil for him. This makes sense - I LOVE basil! If I was this much of a foodie when Madison was born - she just might be named Basil :). Anyhoo, there is not an overwhelming basil flavor imo, but there isn't an overwhelming tomato flavor either (which is what I was going for). So be aware of that and, as always, taste and adjust the flavors to your liking.  For those who are not doing the cooking (AKA - The Hubs)...well, you'll just have to adjust your tastes to the one whose doing all the work! hahaha/spanbr /div style="text-align: left;"br //divdiv class="hrecipe"h1 class="fn"Tomato Basil Soup/h1labelBy /labelspan class="author"Life Tastes Good/spanbr /Published span class="published"11/19/2012/spanbr /img alt="Tomato Basil Soup" class="photo" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-yu7RWSGZHBQ/U0f5AvvqqmI/AAAAAAAAK4o/nFJi7BGf6lI/s1600/tomato-basil-soup-550.jpg" style="border-width: 0px; height: 140px; width: 140px;" /br /br /h2span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Ingredients/span/h2ulli class="ingredient"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"4 tablespoons olive oil (use a good olive oil - I like the Lucini Brand)/span/lili class="ingredient"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"10 plum tomatoes, halved/span/lili class="ingredient"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1 cup white onion, thinly sliced/span/lili class="ingredient"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"3 garlic cloves, chopped/span/lili class="ingredient"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"2 fresh thyme sprigs - remove leaves and discard stalk/span/lili class="ingredient"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1 teaspoon sugar/span/lili class="ingredient"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"2 bunches basil - remove leaves and chiffonade/span/lili class="ingredient"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"3 cups water/span/lili class="ingredient"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1 tablespoon chicken base such as Better Than Bouillon/span/lili class="ingredient"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1 teaspoon salt/span/lili class="ingredient"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper/span/li/ulh2span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Instructions/span/h2olli class="instructions"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine the tomatoes, 1 cup sliced onion, and 3 garlic cloves, chopped, in a mixing bowl and toss in 4 tablespoons olive oil to coat the veggies. Line a baking sheet with foil (I like to double line it for easier clean up). Place tomato mixture on baking sheet in a single layer. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon sugar, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, chiffonade leaves from 2 bunches of fresh basil and leaves from 2 fresh thyme sprigs - making sure to get some on each tomato. Marvel at how beautiful it is! I wish I had gotten a picture - anything this beautiful has to taste good! /span/lili class="instructions"span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"Roast in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until caramelized. Mix 3 cups water and 1 tablespoon chicken base and heat the stock in the microwave. Pour the roasted veggies into a blender and puree. Add 2 cups of the heated stock into the blender and continue to puree until smooth. Add more stock as needed for desired consistency. I ended up using about 2 cups. Give it a taste and adjust seasonings to your liking. Cook up some grilled cheese sammiches and enjoy this delicious meal!!/span/li/olspan style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span style="font-weight: bold;"Yield:/spanspan class="yield" 4 Servings/span/spanbr /span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span style="font-weight: bold;"Prep Time:/spanspan class="preptime"span class="value-title" title="PT15M"/span 15 mins. /span/span/divspan style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span style="font-weight: bold;"Cook time:/spanspan class="cooktime"span class="value-title" title="PT25M"/span 25 mins. /span/spanbr /span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span style="font-weight: bold;"Total time:/spanspan class="duration"span class="value-title" title="PT40M"/span 40 mins. /span/spanbr /span style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span class="duration"br //span/spanspan style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"span style="font-weight: bold;"Tags: /spanspan class="tag"Tomato/span,span class="tag" Basil/span,span class="tag" Soup/span,span class="tag" Lunch/span,span class="tag" Dinner/span,span class="tag" healthy/span/span

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