Tomato Soup à la Food52

The perfect lunch on a cold winter day. This is soup is full of flavour and prepared in just a few minutes. You have lunch ready under 30 minutes. The beauty is that you probably have all the ingredients in your pantry and when you think you have nothing to eat ! A feast awaits !
Saute onions, garlic and a few chilli flakes and your soup base is ready

INGREDIENTS
1 Large onion cut in half and sliced roughly
2 Garlic cloves peeled and crushed
1/2 teaspoon of Chilli Flakes
2 tablespoon Olive Oil
2 Can of crushed Italian Tomatoes
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Sugar
1 1/2 Cup Water
Bunch of Basil leaves

METHOD
Cut the onion in half and cut in thin slices. Same with the garlic cloves – Peel them and crush them roughly. Saute them in hot olive oil and add
the chilli flakes.
Then add the 2 cans of crushed Italian Tomatoes and 1/2 teaspoon of sugar.
Add 1 1/2 cup of Water.
Cook on a soft boil for 20 minutes and add a few basil leaves

Using a hand held mixer, blend the soup until puree and add some fresh or dried basil leaves.
Serve with creme fraiche, a dab of yogurt or a little lemon juice.
Serve with a slice of baguette and voila ! A wonderful weekday lunch of dinner.

TIP DU JOUR – When making Rice – Double the recipe and add a few scoops
in your tomato soup… Remembering my childhood !

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