Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

A soup with few ingredients and lots of flavour.

Tomato Soup

Adapted from A Girl and Her Pig by April Bloomfield


about 3 pounds tomatoes
3 Tbsp olive oil
3 garlic cloves, sliced
some basil leaves (optional)
flaky sea salt


Cut the tomatoes in half and remove the stems. Remove the cores of the tomatoes and push them through a strainer, reserving all the liquid. In a large pot, heat the olive oil and fry the garlic until lightly golden. Add the tomatoes, the strained liquid and 1/4 cup of water. Add 1 Tbsp salt and some of the basil leaves, if using.
Simmer on low heat for about 20 minutes, until lightly thickened. Add the remaining basil and salt to taste. Purée with an immersion blender. Sprinkle with black pepper and serve.

1 comment:

Jeanne said...

Perfect summer soup. Tomatoes, basil, garlic - what else could a person ask for?