Friday, March 9, 2012

Easy Tomato Soup

This winter's been very mild.
Still, we've had a few days where soup was the choice for supper.
What's better than homemade tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich?

I didn't have any fresh tomatoes, so I used these instead.
Does anyone else always wipe the tops off of cans and bottles before opening?

One onion and a couple of cloves of garlic chopped are added to the pot.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, a real belly warmer!

Homemade Tomato Soup

2 cans diced tomatoes
(or 4 C fresh, if you have them)
1 large onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 t salt
1/2 t red pepper flakes
1 bay leaf

Sautee onion and garlic in 2 T olive oil.
Add tomatoes, herbs and 4 C water.
Bring to the boil, then turn down to a simmer.
Cook 20 minutes to 1 hour.
Keep covered for soupier texture,
uncovered for thicker soup.
Remove bay leaf and puree with hand blender or processor.