Tuesday Try A New Taste – Cream of Sun-Dried Tomato Soup

May 25, 2010 at 9:27 am (Cooking, Herbs, Litha, Magic, Midsummer, pagan, Recipe, Tuesday, Vegetarian, Witch)

Cream of Sun-Dried Tomato Soup
from World Wide Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock / non-vegetarian version)
  • 4 cups chopped ripe tomatoes or canned Italian tomatoes, drained
  • 1 large potato, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes (not in oil)
  • 1 Tbs chopped fresh basil or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 cup milk, half and half, or heavy cream
  • Sugar, salt, and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Chopped chives for garnish

Heat the olive oil in a large pot over moderate heat. Add the onion, celery, carrot, and garlic and sauté until tender but not brown, about 5 minutes. Add the stock, tomatoes, potato, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil. Bring to a boil and simmer covered for 20 minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Puree in a food processor or blender in small batches until smooth, straining through a fine sieve if desired. Stir in the milk or cream and season with sugar, salt, and pepper. Serve garnished with chopped chives.
Serves 6 to 8.

 

 

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