Rustic Tomato Soup

Rustic Tomato Soup

Rustic Tomato Soup

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 2 cups chunky tomato sauce*
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 basil leaves, torn into small pieces
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp marjoram or herbes de provence
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 3/4 cup cream
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cooked chorizo or other sausage you prefer
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 4-6 basil leaves, torn into pieces

Instructions

  1. Combine tomatoes, stock, 4 torn basil leaves, garlic powder, marjoram, and paprika in a saucepan. Simmer for about 30 minutes.
  2. Add red pepper and cream and heat to simmer again. Stir in salt and pepper.
  3. Serve with slices of chorizo, a drizzle of oil, and torn basil leaves (or baby basil leaves). For a heartier presentation add crumbled feta or dabs of chevre or Greek yogurt.
  4. Note: I put fresh tomatoes in the processor and processed them until they were sauce with very small chunks, but you could do the same thing with canned diced tomatoes.
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