This is a light soup that is perfect for the spring and throughout the summer. This recipe is delicious, rich, flavorful, and healthy . It is one of those soups that you keep coming back for more because it tastes so good and comforting. It is easy to make, and a batch can be whipped up in less than an hour . For a heartier soup, add cooked Basmati after blending..Serves 4 .
2 tablespoons butter ( or olive oil )
1 medium onion, diced
4 medium carrots, sliced
1 and 1/2 -28 ounce cans of diced tomatoes ( I use Muir Glen organic diced tomatoes in the winter) or 6 cups fresh tomatoes, diced
2 Tablespoons olive oil ( optional)
2 cups vegetable stock
1/4 cup fresh parsley
Salt and pepper
1 cup milk, coconut milk, or Greek Yogurt blended at end ( optional)
Saute onion and carrots in the butter in a dutch oven skillet over a low flame until the vegetables begin to be tender. Add the diced tomatoes and olive oil, stir well and saute together for about 3-4 minutes. Add vegetable stock, and parsley and simmer for about 15 minutes covered. Allow to cool, add the milk if desired and blend (divide into 2 batches) in a Vitamix or strong blender.
Reheat before serving.
Step by Step Pictures
|Assemble Ingredients ( I used canned organic diced tomatoes because it's winter) or use fresh chopped|
|Saute onions and carrots in butter ( or olive oil)|
|Add tomatoes, vegetable stock, parsley and olive oil. Cover and cook for 15 minutes|
|Blend in Vitamix or blender|
|Yum , this is one good tomato soup ( I did not add coconut milk in this picture)|
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