Kjetil Kolbjornsrud

In My Kitchen~ Tasty Fresh Tomato Soup

Mmm... This tomato soup is the best I've ever had...

July 10, 2019

Mmm…Mmm…Good! This fresh tomato soup is the best I’ve ever had. With all the tomatoes in our garden starting to come in this year, Hubby will soon whip up this killer tomato soup that he makes every year. If you don’t grow your own tomatoes, you can get them at your local farmer’s market or farm stands. The intense flavor of sun ripened tomatoes is really showcased in this recipe. I like to make grilled cheese sandwiches to accompany this all American classic.

2 tablespoons olive oil / 1 onion, diced / 2 cloves garlic, minced / 8 large homegrown tomatoes, chopped / 1 teaspoon salt / 1/8 teaspoon white pepper / 2 cups chicken or vegetable stock / 2 tablespoons butter / 2 tablespoons flour / 1/2 teaspoon orange zest / 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil leaves / 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves

In a heavy saucepan, heat oil and cook onions and garlic until tender. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper, and stock, and simmer for 20 minutes. Strain soup through a fine strainer (I used a food mill).

In a clean saucepan, melt butter and add flour; cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 1/2 cup of the tomato mixture; cook and stir until thickened. Add remaining tomato mixture and cook and stir with wire whisk until mixture is hot and slightly thickened. Stir in orange zest, basil, and thyme leaves, and serve. Serves 6. Enjoy!