Sunday, April 21, 2013

Keeping it Simple: Creamy Tomato Soup


We often forget that there are simple foods that nourish us body and soul.  What comes to mind is a  bowl of creamy homemade tomato soup.   The only thing that might be missing from this bowl of perfection is a grilled cheese sandwich.


Creamy Tomato Soup
Serves 6
Recipe from Cooking Light


Directions:
1.  Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add 1 tablespoon canola oil (or other oil) to pan; swirl to coat.  Add 1-1/2 cups chopped onion, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon hot smoked paprika to pan; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Increase the heat to medium-high.  Add 4 minced garlic gloves; sauté  1 minute, stirring constantly.  Stir in 1 (14.28 ounce) can chopped unsalted San Marzano tomatoes, undrained, and 2 cups unsalted chicken stock; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup half-and-half.

2.  Place half of tomato mixture in a blender.  Remove center piece of blender lid on blender ( to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid and blend until smooth.  Pour into a large bowl.  Repeat process with remaining tomato mixture.  Top with fresh parsley and ground black pepper.

Enjoy!



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21 comments:

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

One of my all time favorite soups! I love the added spices to this soup. Thank you for sharing!

That Girl said...

I know my feelings on tomato soup are pretty clear! I also discovered it's versatility when I gave some to the baby this week with shrimp since our tortilla soup with shrimp was too spicy for him.

From the Kitchen said...

Delicious! One of our favorites.

Best,
Bonnie

Dining Alone said...

Tomato soup is one of the very first recipes I posted on my blog, so simple and so delicious.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I grew up on tomato soup with pieces of torn white bread in it. We loved it. Your version sounds delicious and a lot healthier than the canned soup. I will have to book mark this one for sure.

sangeeta said...

Simple comforts of home cooked goodness :-)

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

All that's missing is the grilled cheese :) I love tomato soup and love the sound of the cumin and smoked paprika in this one!

Mimi said...

Simple can be so satisfying .
Mimi

Claudia said...

That's very close to my recipe... and I'll also take the grilled cheese! Simple satisfies. And it's a classic.

kitchen flavours said...

A beautiful bowl of soup!

tasteofbeirut said...

sounds and looks wonderful! don't know why I always forget to make this soup? in any case, thanks to you now I won't anymore!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Very nice seasonings in this soup - and I know a food truck that makes a kick-ass grilled cheese sandwich to go with this!

Blond Duck said...

Simple and elegant!

Kitchen Belleicious said...

keeping it simple makes those "simple" dishes even more pleasing because you know you didn;t have to slave over it in the kitchen. This soup looks incredible, creamy and rich and full of flavor

Ramona JapaneseRedneck said...

Tomatoes, I love them....just about any way, form or fashion.

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I like the seasonings that you added to your soup.

Lynn said...

Mmm, this does look wonderful. I can't wait for tomato season to start.

Erica said...

Love simple soups, Velva! This one look creamy and velvety!Delicious!

chewingthefat said...

Real tomato soup is so wonderful, and I love the addition of paprika and cumin to give it some pungency. Definitely beats the canned stuff, hands down!

We Are Not Martha said...

It's so true that there's nothing quite like a nice hot bowl of tomato soup! This is beautiful.

Sues

Chris said...

Ooohh or some of those cute grilled cheese croutons people were making last year or 2011, I still haven't gotten around to trying that yet but this creamy soup makes me want to.

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