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Basic Tomato Soup

Total Time
50 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
30 min
Serves
4
Difficulty
Easy
Ingredients

extra virgin olive oil

1 Tbsp

uncooked onion(s)

1 medium, finely chopped

uncooked celery

2 rib(s), medium, finely chopped

basil

6 leaf/leaves, torn into pieces

garlic clove(s)

3 medium clove(s), finely chopped

canned unsalted tomato paste

¼ cup(s)

fresh tomato(es)

6 large, peeled and chopped

home-prepared chicken stock

3 cup(s)

uncooked carrot(s)

¾ cup(s)

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-low heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot and basil. Season with salt, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened but not colored, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and cook, for about 1 minute, until aromatic.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for 2 minutes, then add the tomatoes and chicken stock and season with salt and pepper. Increase the heat to high and bring to a simmer, then reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes to break down the tomatoes and blend the flavors.
  4. Working in batches, pour the soup into a blender and blend until smooth. Spoon into bowls.

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