Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup
1 medium onion, diced
1/2 cup celery, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 quart whole tomatoes (or 28 oz. can, if store bought)
14 oz. chicken stock
2 teaspoons dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley
salt & pepper

Saute' onion and celery in olive oil until translucent.  Add garlic and saute' for another minute or two, watch close garlic burns quickly.  Add tomatoes, crushing with spoon, then chicken stock and herbs.  Salt and pepper to taste and simmer for 20 minutes.  Finish soup by blending with a hand blender to the texture you prefer.