Eight Days of Hanukkah Giveaway: Day 8. Muir Glen Organic Tomatoes & a Recipe for Spicy Tomato & Roasted Pepper Soup

We've made it!!! It's the last day of Hanukkah and the last day of Eight Days Of Hanukkah Giveaway.

This giveaway is only for those who live in DC area!!! But the rest of you can still enter the other 7 giveaways:

Day 1: Greeting Cards from Social Print Studio
Day 2: Kallari Chocolate 
Day 3: Bonne Maman Jams & Le Creuset Jam Jar
Day 4: Lindsay Olives 
Day 5: Sabra 
Day 6: Nudo olive oil set 
Day 7: OXO tools 

Today I am happy to share with you a lovely gift basket from Muir Glen Organic. I love having wonderful canned tomatoes in my pantry because they make whipping up a quick meal a breeze. Turn them into sauces, shakshuka, or even a quick salsa. And of course, there's always a soup. This time I made Spicy Tomato & Roasted Pepper Soup using one of the cans of Muir Glen Organic tomatoes.

Before I give you the recipe, here's what one lucky DC area winner will get: a basket with 4 types of Muir Glen Organic tomatoes, a can opener, a few coupons for more products, a cute towel and a recipe book.

And now the recipe!

Spicy Tomato & Roasted Pepper Soup
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/2 red onion, diced
1 chile in adobo, seeds removed, diced
14.5 ounce Muir Glen Organic fire roasted tomatoes
14 ounces roasted peppers, chopped
8 ounces vegetable stock
optional: salt & pepper, half & half
chopped basil

to serve: bread

1. Heat oil in a soup pot. Add onions and saute for about 6 minutes.
2. Add the chile in adobo, tomatoes, roasted peppers and vegetable stock. Bring to a boil.
3. Lower the heat and simmer the soup for about 15 minutes.
4. Using an immersion blender very carefully puree the soup.
5. Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper if necessary and a splash of half and half.
6. Serve with bread.

This soup is pretty thick, which I like. If you want a thinner version, add more vegetable stock: it's just that easy!

Oh, and if you ware wondering about the gorgeous bread, it was made by my friend Cecilia: check it out!

And now for the giveaway!

1) You must ♥ tomatoes!!
2) You must live in Washington DC area!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3) This giveaway ends Thursday, December 5th at midnight. One winner will be randomly chosen and contacted on Friday, December 6th ;) 

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Disclosure: I received one gift basket from Muir Glen Organic and one to give away to the winner of this giveaway. I have received no monetary compensation. All opinions are my own.   


Daphne said...

How funny that you'd have this contest now. I just bought a can of diced tomatoes yesterday to modify that quinoa recipe I made for you this fall since I was feeling too time-crunched to chop all afternoon. =)

Olga @ MangoTomato said...

Perfect timing!!

Laetitia Brock said...

yes, the bread looks the best to me!!

Kay said...

I like having canned tomatoes in my pantry for a quick pasta sauce base!

Mary El said...

Tomato soup is a staple this time of year! It's my default dinner when I'm too tired to think of what else to eat. This soup looks awesome!

Belinda @zomppa said...

What a beautiful soup! Beautiful for really any time of year.

Micky WhatmickyEats said...

I would use the tomatoes to make chili or a thick stew with roasted chicken.

Carolyn said...

Always looking for more ways to use my immersion blender!

Nicole Podesta said...

Tomato soup and grilled cheese is truly the best!