Monday, May 21, 2012

creamy tomato basil soup

i love soup.
i love it so much i have a cookbook called 'the ultimate soup bible'

since most people disagree with me on the fact
that soup can be an entire meal in and of itself, i resort to either
a) eating soup when flying solo OR
b) pairing it with salads, etc.

this past week i just found myself craving some
super creamy delicious tomato basil soup.

so, i adapted this recipe from allrecipes
(not the soup bible) :)

warning: not the healthiest soup in the book,
but delish nonetheless!

4 tomatoes - peeled, seeded and diced
4 cups tomato juice
14 leaves fresh basil
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/4 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste

**i halved both the butter and the cream. this is already noted in the ingredients above**


1. place tomatoes and juice in a stock pot over medium heat.
simmer for 30 minutes.

2. puree the tomato mixture along with the basil leaves,
and return the puree to the stock pot.

3. place the pot over medium heat, and stir in the heavy cream and butter.
season with salt and pepper. Heat, stirring until the butter is melted. do not boil.

4. enjoy! :)

we enjoyed our with a chopped salad :)

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