Do you like soup? I looooove soup. Even now, when it’s in the 100s here in Houston I can’t say no to a bowl of soup. I bring it for lunch nearly every day. Is that weird? It is kind of cold in my office but that’s not why I bring it. I just love it. It’s my comfort food I think.
I tried a new recipe the other day for a soup called Onion Tomato Soup. I found it in a Taste of Home magazine a while back. You can view the original recipe here.
(picture from Taste of Home)
Onion Tomato Soup
- 2 cups thinly sliced onions
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 2-2/3 cups tomato juice
- 2 cups water
- 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh oregano
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 teaspoon celery salt
- 2 cups diced seeded plum tomatoes
In a large saucepan, saute onion in oil until tender. Add the tomato juice, water, basil, oregano, sugar and celery salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes; cook 10 minutes longer.
I didn’t have the desire to seed and chop my tomatoes so I pulsed them in my food processor instead. The soup seemed a little bit watery to me and it might be because I didn’t seed the tomatoes but I’m not sure. I really enjoyed the soup but it just felt like it was missing something. Next time I’m either going to sub vegetable broth for the 2 cups of water or I’m going to add some minced garlic. It just needs a bit more pizazz!
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