Tomato Soup

There is not much that is more comforting than fresh homemade tomato soup with a hot grilled cheese sandwich. I am not much of a lunch person since I have to cook breakfast and lunch for my son (he’s a picky one) and then dinner for the entire family. When it comes to my breakfast and lunch I usually just skip it (and all that cleaning) and go for a coffee or some other caffeine filled drink. However, today I was bold and actually made lunch for myself. I made this bright red soup with ripe summer tomatoes that I had frozen and basil that I dried myself.

1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 cup chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup chopped carrot
1/4 cup chopped celery
2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes
3-1/2 cups vegetable broth
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
dollop yogurt, topping optional

1. Heat oil in a 4-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Saute onion and garlic until onion is tender.

2. Add carrot and celery; cook 7 to 9 minutes until tender, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes, broth, salt, thyme, pepper and basil. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer 20 minutes, stirring frequently.

3. Add a dollop of yogurt and a sprinkle of basil on top.

Yields: 6 servings

7 Responses to Tomato Soup

  • Ruby says:

    So nice to meet you Noor (love that name btw) and thanks for stopping by my blog! This is one of my favourite meals (see my Festivus post from last year). True comfort food. I actually love canned cream of tomato soup (I’m not supposed to admit that, am I) but your recipe looks great and is much healthier! :-)

  • Noor says:

    I agree its such a comfort food and yes I will take it how I can get it as well (our secret lol).. LOVE your site so much mashAllah.

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