Tomato Soup with Fresh Herbs
Fresh tomato soup is easy to make with a hand-held blender. This version is bursting with flavor. If you dont have an immersion blender, simply transfer the soup to blender or food processor instead.
1 Tbs. olive oil
¾ cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbs. chopped fresh oregano or basil
1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme or ¼ tsp. dried
5 cups diced fresh tomatoes (2 lb.)
1 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth
2 ½ Tbs. tomato paste
2 tsp. sugar
- In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, oregano or basil and thyme and cook, stirring often, until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in broth, tomato paste and sugar. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Using immersion blender, process until smooth.
- Ladle into serving bowls and garnish with fresh herbs.