5/19/13

Fire Roasted Tomato Soup Recipe from Muir Glen



A few weeks ago I received a super sweet gift from Muir Glen: canned tomatoes, a pretty towel, wood tongues and a spoon, an apron and little packets of olive oil. ♥♥♥

Included in this gift was a recipe for Fire Roasted Tomato Soup. So I made it. And it was awesome.


Fire Roasted Tomato Soup from Muir Glen

Ingredients

1 tablespoon butter or olive oil
 
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 cans (14.5 oz each) Muir Glen® organic fire roasted diced tomatoes, undrained

1 can can (14 oz) reduced-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil leaves, cilantro leaves or Italian (flat-leaf) parsley

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

1/2 cup whipping cream


Directions
  1. In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly, until onion is crisp-tender.

  2. Stir in tomatoes, broth, 1 tablespoon of the basil, the sugar and pepper flakes. Heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 15 minutes. Remove from heat; pour mixture into large heatproof bowl; cool slightly, about 15 minutes.

  3. In blender, place half of the mixture. Cover; blend until pureed. Return to saucepan. Repeat with remaining mixture. Heat over medium heat until hot. Remove from heat. Stir in cream and remaining 1 tablespoon basil. {I just used a stick blender, and it worked perfectly}

The soup was incredibly easy to make, creamy, flavorful and reheated well the next day for lunch.


Of course tomato soup goes really well with grilled cheese sandwich, but I just toasted jalapeno cheese bread :)


Do you make hot soups in Spring and Summer? If yes, what kind of soups do you make?

2 comments:

Zomppa said...

I adore this soup, I am so going to make it!

Megan said...

I love Muir Glen and those olive oil packets are adorable! I usually order their special tomatoes every year, and they come with mini recipe books. Love them. The soup sounds amazing! I'm pretty sure I have some of their fire-roasted tomatoes in my cabinet.