Tomato and Red Pepper Soup

By Jenna S
September 23, 2013
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Author Notes: The handful of fresh basil leaves gives this creamy tomato and sweet red pepper soup a fresh, earthy taste, but it's still warm enough for fall. (Notes: I used homemade vegetable stock for this recipe. You may need to reheat the soup after blending due to the cold heavy cream being added in.)Jenna S

Serves: 2

  • 3 vine ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 large sweet red pepper, chopped (not in oil)
  • 1/8 cup yellow onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup leeks, chopped
  • 5-6 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • pepper, salt
  1. Saute the onions and garlic for 2-3 minutes in olive oil.
  2. Add tomatoes, red pepper, leeks, and vegetable stock. Cook on low to medium for about half an hour to 40 minutes, with the lid on. Stir occasionally to prevent sticking.
  3. Add the fresh basil and heavy cream, and seasoning to taste.
  4. Use an immersion blender or food processor to blend until smooth.
  5. Garnish with a couple of leaves of basil.

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