Balsamic Tomato Soup
This quick recipe for a homemade healthy soup is sure to silence any hunger. Make enough to fill your freezer. This veggie-based soup is a hearty meal with minimal calories without lacking the extra flavor.
1 tablespoon Zarzis Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 (28 ounces) cans whole tomatoes (fresh is best)
1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons Zarzis Balsamic Vinegar.
Fresh basil, cut chiffonade for garnish
Zarzis Chef’s Reserve Balsamic Vinegar and
Zarzis flavored Olive Oil (basil, garlic, lemon, or Tuscan herb) for garnish
crushed breadcrumbs or croutons for garnish
In a large pot, heat olive oil over medium high heat.
Sauté diced onion for 4 minutes or until softened.
Add in garlic and cook for an additional minute.
Add in the tomatoes.
Stir in brown sugar and chicken broth.
Add bay leaf and bring the mixture to boil.
Reduce heat to simmer for 10 minutes.
Remove from heat and pull out the bay leaf.
Using a blender, fill ¾ full of soup and blend until mixture is smooth.
Strain the blended soup through a strainer and repeat until all soup has been blended and strained.
Return the strained soup to the pot, add salt and pepper to taste.
Stir in Zarzis Balsamic Vinegar. Bring to a simmer until warmed through.
Garnish with basil, vinegar and flavored olive oil.