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Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

Submitted by Anita Courtney
I got this recipe from a Fresh Market e-newsletter. It’s quick to make and even better the next day. Roasting the tomatoes until they caramelize adds a rich flavor.


14-ounce can diced tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup olive oil, divided
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 yellow onion, diced
2 carrots, diced
2 stalks celery, diced
1 cup chicken broth
2 fresh bay leaves
¼ cup fresh basil chipped
½ cup cream


Preheat oven to 450. Strain tomatoes, reserving juice. Spread in a single layer on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and drizzle with ¼ cup olive oil. Roast until caramelized, about 15 minutes.

In a medium saute pan, heat ¼ cup olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic, yellow onion, carrots and celery and cook until softened, about 8 minutes. Add roasted tomatoes, reserved tomato juice, chicken broth and bay leaves. Reduce heat and simmer for 15-20 minutes. Add basil and cream. Stir to combine. Remove bay leaves. Puree in a food process or blender until smooth.

Source: The Fresh Market – Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe