Tomato Basil Soup

I felt a little inspired by some cooler weather this week to post an end of summer/fall friendly recipe!

Ingredients: (this makes enough for a family of four to eat twice or more)

  • 3lbs tomatoes, sliced, just get close to 3lbs!
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (more or less depending on how spicy you like it!)
  • fresh basil leaves
  • dried basil leaves
  • 4 cups water
  • salt, pepper, EVOO

Method:

Toss sliced tomatoes in some EVOO, salt and pepper.  Add 1tbsp dried basil leaves. Spread on a cookie sheet and roast for approx 45 minutes, should not burn.

In a large saute pan or pot heat onions and garlic with some EVOO, add red pepper flakes and allow onions to become golden brown. Add the red pepper, 2tbsp dried basil, several fresh basil leaves, salt and pepper. Add water, add tomatoes from oven, bring to boil for 30 minutes.

Place in a food processor or vitamix and blend until desired consistency. Add more spice if desired.

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