Simple Tomato Soup

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It’s mid-January which can only mean one thing: Soup Weather! When it’s chilly out and it seems you constantly have a cold coming on, the last thing you want to do is tend to a pot of soup all day or pop open a can of processed goop. So, we decided to share an easy, healthy Tomato Soup recipe to cure your winter blues!

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of coconut oil (or butter)

  • 1 medium yellow onion

  • 3 cloves of garlic or 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 28 ounces of diced, canned tomatoes, or 6 fresh tomatoes

  • 2 cups vegetable broth

  • 6 ounces tomato paste

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon pepper

  • ½ cup fresh basil or 3 tablespoons dried

Instructions

  1. Dice the onion and place in a pan with the butter or coconut oil over medium heat.

  2. Mince garlic and add (or add garlic powder)

  3. Saute until onions are softened and translucent.

  4. Add tomatoes and saute for 2 minutes.

  5. Mince the basil (if using fresh) and add to pan.

  6. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil.

  7. Reduce to a simmer for at least five minutes (for richer flavors, you can simmer for up to 30 minutes)

  8. Optional but Recommended: Using a metal immersion blender, carefully blend in the pot until smooth.

  9. Garnish with chopped basil or green onions (optional) and serve.

What’s your go-to winter weather soup?

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