Keeping it Simple: Creamy Tomato Soup

PUBLISHED ON: 04.21.2013

We often forget that there are simple foods that nourish us body and soul.  What comes to mind is a  bowl of creamy homemade tomato soup.   The only thing that might be missing from this bowl of perfection is a grilled cheese sandwich.

Creamy Tomato Soup
Serves 6
Recipe from Cooking Light


Directions:
1.  Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat.  Add 1 tablespoon canola oil (or other oil) to pan; swirl to coat.  Add 1-1/2 cups chopped onion, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 3/8 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon hot smoked paprika to pan; cook 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Increase the heat to medium-high.  Add 4 minced garlic gloves; sauté  1 minute, stirring constantly.  Stir in 1 (14.28 ounce) can chopped unsalted San Marzano tomatoes, undrained, and 2 cups unsalted chicken stock; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup half-and-half.
2.  Place half of tomato mixture in a blender.  Remove center piece of blender lid on blender ( to allow steam to escape); secure blender lid and blend until smooth.  Pour into a large bowl.  Repeat process with remaining tomato mixture.  Top with fresh parsley and ground black pepper.
Enjoy!

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