Jessica Mae: Recipe Swap Hop-Tomato Basil Soup

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Recipe Swap Hop-Tomato Basil Soup

NC Grown // Auteur Ariel
Victoria at Lost in Boston

Welcome to Recipe Swap Hop on Tasty Tuesdays!
Recipe Swap Hop is a fun link-up for all you chefs and cooks out there! If you have a yummy recipe you've posted in the past or have one you want to post now, link it up below! This is a great way to share your favorite recipes with fellow bloggers and to discover new ones! Also, every week we will spotlight our favorite recipes from the previous week so dust off those cookbooks and pick your best recipes to share!
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First off I would like to officially welcome October! It's that time of year again! Soup!!! One of my favorite feelings is curled up on the couch with a blanket and a nice bowl of warm soup :) This soup is delicious! I could eat it every week!


-4 cups canned, crushed tomatoes
-1 1/2 can chicken broth
-3 1/2 cups tomato juice
-10 basil leaves
-3 tbsp dried basil
-1 cup half n half
-1/4 lb unsalted butter
-half of lemon
-1 tbsn pepper
-1/4 tbsn garlic powder
-1/4 tbsn onion powder
-salt to flavor

1. Combine canned tomatoes, tomato juice, and chicken broth. Bring to simmer for about 15-20 mins. While that is simmering scoop a cup of the liquid and take basil leaves and combine in blender. (I used my bender but there are more tech savvy kitchen supplies to chop up basil leaves). Once combined, pour basil mix back into the pot.
2. Slowly mix in half n half and butter. Squeeze in half of the lemon or the whole thing, but I just prefer a slight lemon taste. Stir for about 5 mins until all of butter in melted.
3. Mix in dried basil,  pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt. 
4. Heat to your liking!

I like to dip saltine crackers in mine, but your favorite bread would be amazing as well! This soup to me is the perfect combination and just so creamy. 

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  1. thanks for having me join you this week! :) tomato and basil are one of my favorite combos!
    victoria @ Lost in Boston

  2. Hi Jessica! I would have join this hop if i have the recipe to swap♥
    Thanks for joining the fun friday blog hop, followed you on bloglovin....follow back if you like..



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