Tomato Basil SoupSubmitted by: TOTCHIKO
6 cloves garlic, minced
200 g onion, chopped
1 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
3 400g cans diced tomatoes
2 cups basil leaves, chopped
1/4 cup lemon juice
150 ml full cream milk (optional)
salt & pepper to taste
2. Add tomatoes, an equal amount of water , half the basil, half the lemon juice, a good pinch of salt and black pepper. Bring to boil, reduce to simmer and let cook uncovered for 45 - 60 minutes, or until it reaches desired consistency.
3. Add remainder of basil and lemon juice to taste, and adjust seasonings. If desired, use the back of a spoon to crush large pieces for a more uniform texture. Let cook 5 minutes longer, then remove from heat and stir in the cream, if desired.
Serve with good bread.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TOTCHIKO.