I use to hate tomatoes when I was younger. I had no problem with fresh tomatoes, but it was cooked tomato I had a problem with. They were always around to make everything soggy or weird tasting. Thinking you’re going to enjoy your grilled cheese, and wham! you’re hit in the face by a slap of hot tomato, that seems to have come from the depths of hell its so hot. As I got older I decided to give tomato another chance, and boy was I glad I did. I started liking tomato soup so much that when I saw it as the soup of the day at restaurants I would do a little mental dance, only to be disappointing by the thick weird heated pasta sauce with a slice of bread restaurants were serving me. So of I set to find an easy, yet delicious recipe that would make my taste-buds happy, but also be really quick to prepare. So if you’r looking for an easy as can be recipe, that’s really yummy and that will have you out of the kitchen in no time at all, this is the recipe for you.
EASY TOMATO SOUP – serves 4
- 2 tbsp butter/ margarine
- 1 large white onion, diced
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- 2 tbsp flour
- 3 cups vegetable stock
- 1/2 tsp thyme
- 1 tsp sugar or sweetener of choice
- salt and black pepper to taste
In a large pot over medium heat add the margarine and let it melt. Add the onion and garlic and saute until translucent and fragrant. Add the flour and thyme and stir until it forms an almost paste slowly add the stock while stirring until the clumps are gone. Add the tomatoes and let simmer on low for 1 minute. Add sugar. Remove from heat and let cool for a couple of minutes.
Puree the soup until soup and creamy taste and season with salt and pepper.
Serve with grilled cheese sandwich. Yum