Best Homemade Tomato Soup

Best Homemade Tomato Soup

YIELDS: 8 Servings PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 25 mins TOTAL TIME: 30 mins

2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large white onion, finely chopped
½ cup diced carrot
½ cup diced celery
¼ cup tomato paste
2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
2 tbsp flour
3 cups chicken broth
3 large tomatoes
1 cup cherry tomatoes
Cream
Fresh thyme
Thinly sliced fresh basil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Tools 
Large pot 
Immersion blender 

  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook for 5-7 minutes, until softened.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste and flour and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and chicken broth, mix well, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Use an immersion blender to blend until very smooth.
  6. Stir in the heavy cream, adjust seasoning, if needed, and add a bit more chicken broth until desired consistency is reached.
  7. Garnish with fresh thyme and/or fresh basil and serve!

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