BEST HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP

BEST HOMEMADE TOMATO SOUP

YIELDS: 8 Servings PREP TIME: 5 mins COOK TIME: 25 mins TOTAL TIME: 30 mins
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp unsalted butter
1 large white onion, finely chopped
½ cup diced carrot
½ cup diced celery
¼ cup tomato paste
2 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
2 tbsp flour
3 cups chicken broth
3 large tomatoes
1 cup cherry tomatoes
Cream
Fresh thyme
Thinly sliced fresh basil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Tools 
Cutting board 
Knife
Large pot 
Immersion blender 
  1. Heat the butter and olive oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, carrot, celery, and garlic and cook for 5-7 minutes, until softened.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste and flour and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add the tomatoes and chicken broth, mix well, and let simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  5. Use an immersion blender to blend until very smooth.
  6. Stir in the heavy cream, adjust seasoning, if needed, and add a bit more chicken broth until desired consistency is reached.
  7. Garnish with fresh thyme and/or fresh basil and serve!

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