Sunday, February 14, 2010

Brenda's Basil Spiked Tomato Soup

Tomato slices.
Tomato image via Wikipedia

Basil Spiked Tomato Soup for your Daniel Fast

  • Combine 1/2 of a large onion, diced and 4-6 cloves of garlic, minced; puree together in a food processor (amount of garlic depends on your personal preference).
  • Saute in 2 Tblsp olive oil for approximately 4 minutes;
  • add 3 Tblsp finely chopped fresh basil, or 2 Tblsp dried basil).
  • Saute another minute or 2 (do not brown).
  • Add 1 (6 oz) can tomato paste and cook another minute or so.
  • Add 4 cups water, 2 (15 oz each) cans of tomato sauce, 1 (28 oz) can of crushed tomatoes (or you can puree 28 oz of diced tomatoes if you like or leave them diced depending on how chunky you like your tomato soup), 1 tsp salt, 2 tsp freshly ground black pepper.
  • Cook until soup simmers.
  • Serve hot.

Thank you Brenda!

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