Classic Tomato Soup


This recipe is from The Classic Vegetable Cookbook by Ruth Spear. The cookbook is the most used one in my library.


2# tomatoes

2T olive oil

2 garlic cloves, minced or pressed

4 leaves basil, shredded, or thyme or oregano. It’s possible to use dried herbs, but fresh is so much better.

2 c beef, chicken, or vegetable broth (I prefer chicken)

salt and freshly ground pepper

pinch sugar

Peel, skin, core, and lightly seed the tomatoes. Heat olive oil in a soup pot, add tomatoes, and cook over moderate heat until they almost melt. Add garlic and herbs, cook 5 minutes longer. Add stock or broth, salt and pepper to taste, and sugar. Simmer for 5 more minutes, blend with immersion blender or in the blender.

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