With fall encroaching on our summer days and the start of the school year, I'm pulling out one of my favourite recipes, Sweet Tomato Basil. This soup has become a favourite over the years thanks to my friend, Sharla from Chaos and Clutter . Several years ago I went over to her place for a meal-share day where we were prepping meals for a mutual friend since that day it's become a classic and with an abundance of tomatoes coming off the vine, it's a perfect time for soup.
1/2 cup butter
1 Large Sized Purple Onion, approx. 2 cups. Diced
1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic
12 Roma Tomatoes, Diced Up
8 Cups of Chicken or Vegetable Broth
1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
a Pinch of Sugar
1/4 cup of chopped fresh Basil
Start by melting 1/2 cup butter over low heat in a stock soup pot.
Then add in 3 cups chopped onions and cook, stirring until soft.
Add 1 tsp minced garlic (about 2 minutes. You'll start to smell the garlic aroma!..mmmm
Add in 12 chopped Roma Tomatoes, followed by your broth, the 1 tbsp. lime juice, and one pinch sugar.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 15 minutes.
Stir in 1/4 cup basil.
Puree. I use my hand blender to puree in the pot. If you don't have one, allow to cool and use your counter blender.
This soup works great for making extra's for a friend, allow it to cool and divide up into a couple of freezer bags for future meals.