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Basil Tomato Soup

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Bonnie Plants
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A rich tomato soup garnished with basil and a dollop of sour cream.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
10 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
40 min
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
50 min
Recipe Servings
Servings
4

Ingredients
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 small onion chopped finely
1 clove of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
2 cups of chicken stock
3 ripe tomatoes from your garden, peeled and quartered
1/2 tsp of salt
freshly ground pepper to taste
1/2 tsp of sugar
3 fresh basil leaves chopped finely
1 cup milk

GARNISH
Sour Cream
Basil leaves or flowers

Directions
In a large saucepan, sauté onion and garlic in olive oil for 2 to 3 minutes until onion is transparent.

Add flour, stirring constantly for 1 minute over medium heat. Pour in stock and heat until boiling, stirring well.

Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, sugar and basil leaves. Allow soup to come back to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.

Take soup and place in a blender or food processor. Puree until broth is smooth and return to saucepan. Add milk and heat soup – do not boil.

Serve soup in bowls with a dollop of sour cream and a basil leaf or flower in the center.



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