Tomato Basil Soup
2/3 cups chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 pinch crushed red pepper (or to taste)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1, 28-ounce can of crushed tomato
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon dried thyme
1 1/2 cups chicken stock or water
2 teaspoons butter
1 teaspoon sugar
Sautee onions and garlic with butter, olive oil, and red pepper for 5 minutes. Add tomato, bail, thyme, chicken stock, salt, pepper, and sugar. Bring to a boil, and reduce to simmer. Simmer soup uncovered for 40 minutes.
I hope you enjoy this soup in this cold Winter weather. I like the dried herbs in this soup since it is cooked for a little while. If you are have fresh basil and thyme, you are welcome to substitute. Let me know how it turns out. Comment on the blog below, or ask a question via Instagram and tag me @RDtipoftheday.