Classic tomato soup

Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Tomato soup
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 140kcal
Fresh, vine ripened garden tomatoes are the base for this delicious classic
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Ingredients

  • 3 pounds fresh ripe tomatoes cut in half
  • 4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 yellow onion julienne
  • 1 red bell pepper cut in half, stem and seeds removed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • ½ cup heavy cream optional
  • 1-2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • fresh basil & parsley for serving

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to broil on high
  • Spread the tomatoes and the pepper on a baking sheet. Broil until skins on tomatoes and pepper are slightly charred.
  • While the tomatoes are broiling, heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, or until just starting to turn golden.
  • Add the garlic and cook for one minute more. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  • Add the tomatoes and pepper, and reduce to a high simmer. Cook for 30 minutes.
  • Working in batches, blend the soup until smooth and creamy, then return to the pot over medium low heat.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of brown sugar. Add salt and pepper to taste. If soup is still too tart, add more brown sugar. Add the cream, if using.
  • Garnish with fresh herbs and serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 915IU | Vitamin C: 36mg | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 1mg