NOTE: This tasty soup is also a Vegan Friendly meal.
- 1 Tbs. olive oil
- 3/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1 Tbs. chopped fresh oregano or basil
- 1 tsp. chopped fresh thyme or 1/4 tsp. dried
- 5 cups diced fresh tomatoes (2 lb.)
- 1 1/2 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
- 2 1/2 Tbs. tomato paste
- 2 tsp. sugar
In large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion, garlic, oregano or basil and thyme and cook, stirring often, until onion begins to soften, about 5 minutes. Add tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in broth, tomato paste and sugar. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground pepper.
Bring soup to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes. Using immersion blender, process until smooth.
Ladle into serving bowls and garnish with fresh herbs.
Fresh tomato soup is easy to make with a hand-held blender. This version is bursting with flavor. If you don’t have an immersion blender, simply transfer the soup to blender or food processor instead.