On the Stove, Sweet Tomato Basil Soup!
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.