tomato soup

Simple Tomato Soup

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 This recipe feeds 6 

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons  ‘cold pressed’ Olive Oil

1 medium Onion, chopped

2 cloves Garlic, minced

12 large Tomatoes, chopped

2 tablespoons Brown Sugar

Water as needed

2 teaspoons of Thyme

1/4 cup of Cream or Vanilla Yogurt

2 tablespoons Butter

2 teaspoons of Salt

add Pepper to taste

Directions:

– Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.

– Add onions and garlic and continue to cook until translucent.

– Add tomatoes and sugar and cook for 5 more minutes, stir in thyme, then cook for about 25 minutes.

– Purée the soup with a food processor or blender.

– Pour purée through a food mill or rub it against the sides of a strainer, over a pot using a wooden spoon.

–  If you wish, you can add water until you reach your desired consistency.

– For a very rich taste, you can stir in cream or butter.

– Season with salt and pepper.

Serving Suggestions: Garnish with grated parmesan cheese,  chopped chives or croutons that have been toasted, then tossed in melted butter and herbs.