Here’s a nice and easy soup that will bring some comfort to your soul! You can make it with fresh or canned tomatoes. Enjoy it with croutons or shoestring fried potatoes. This is what you are going to need:
1 medium white onion – chopped
1 large garlic clove – minced
10 plum tomatoes – peeled OR 28 oz. plum tomatoes with juice
1/2 cup chopped basil
6 cups water
1 cup heavy cream
Salt/ Pepper/ Olive oil
Basil shreds for garnishing
Croutons or shoestring potatoes (opt)
Heat 2 TBS olive oil in a pan. Add the onion and garlic. Cook, stirring, until onion is translucent. Add the tomatoes and basil. Add the water. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.
Allow soup to cool a bit and blend in batches. Strain soup to get rid of seeds. Return to pot.
Add cream to soup. Season with salt and pepper. Heat through and serve garnished with basil shreds and croutons if using. Enjoy!