Saturday, December 29, 2012

Easy Tomato Soup

Tomato soup with grilled cheese.  Is there anything better?  Anyone?  I didn't think so.

This homemade tomato soup was delicious, easy, satisfying, quick.  I just sort of threw it together and it was inspired.  Minimal effort, minimal ingredients, minimal cost.  Lots of love, lots of tomatoes, lots of left overs.  Yes. 

(by the way the grilled cheese you see above is a recipe I got from A Cozy Kitchen for comte and pepper grilled cheese. it was da bomb.)


2 T oil
1 small onion, chopped
3 small carrots, chopped
1 tsp garlic, minced
2 cans (28 oz) whole plum tomatoes with their juices, chopped
1 can (15 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes, with juice
1 T tomato paste
1 T brown sugar
1 T fresh thyme
1 T dried basil (or use fresh if you have it!)
3 cups chicken stock
1 T. salt
1 tsp. black pepper



Saute onion and carrots in oil over medium heat for about 10 minutes, until soft.  Add garlic and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.  Add canned tomatoes, tomato paste, brown sugar, fresh thyme, dried basil, chicken stock, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, and then simmer over low heat 30 to 40 minutes.

Eat with crusty bread or grilled cheese.  Enjoy!