Tomato Basil Soup
Serves:6 to 8
Prep time:10 mins
Cook time:30 mins
Total time:40 mins
2 Tablespoons butter
2 medium cloves garlic, minced
2 medium carrots, peeled and diced
1 medium onion, chopped
4 cups chicken stock
1 cup water
8 roma tomatoes (or 6 regular tomatoes), chopped
¼ cup fresh basil, finely chopped
½ cup fresh parsely, finely chopped
Secret Ingredient - A squirt or two of concentrated lemon juice
In a large pot, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in garlic, carrots and onions.
Cook over medium-low heat until the onion is tender.
Add the chicken stock and water, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Stir in the tomatoes and simmer for another 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and use a hand held blender to blend the soup until smooth.
Stir in the basil and parsley.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
If the flavour is flat, add 1 to 2 squirts of lemon juice to taste.
Serve hot with fresh garlic bread!