Friday, February 1, 2013

Foodie Friday: A New Take on Tomato Soup

With the cold winter weather, what better way to warm up than with a great bowl of soup? I was struggling for a dinner recipe this week, when one of our agent's offered up a new (and very simple) tomato soup recipe to try.

Luckily, I had every ingredient needed at home, so I was sold.

Tomato Soup with Goat Cheese


1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
2 28 oz cans of Italian Diced Tomatoes (do not drain)
1/2 Large Yellow Onion, chopped
3 Cloves Garlic, diced
6 Cups Low Sodium Broth (Vegetable or Chicken will work)
4 oz Log of Goat Cheese
Bunch of Fresh Basil, chopped


Heat the olive oil on medium heat in a large pot. Add onions and garlic and simmer for 5 minutes, being careful not to burn the garlic. Add the tomatoes, including liquid, and the broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for 45 minutes.

Add the goat cheese and blend the mixture with a hand held blender. (You can use a normal blender, but be prepared for a bigger mess and do it in batches.) Once the soup is blended, stir in the fresh basil and serve.

This soup pairs perfectly with a grilled cheese.

Thank you Martha Hausmann for sharing this wonderful recipe... I feel like I may have left something out, or maybe I think that because it really is that easy...

Happy Friday from Sun Valley, ID!

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