Posted by Miss Lilly
Here’s a quick post for Homemade Tomato Soup with Cheese Croutons that can be made in minutes and tastes like you slaved away for hours with ingredients you probably always have in the house. Seriously.
This recipe came about because Hips for Hire founder, Imei Hsu, was coming over to help me with SEO and I wanted to make something nice for her on a cold, wet, grey day. Problem was I really hadn’t been grocery shopping in some time, so looking around the cupboards this is what I came up with – and it was super tasty.
Homemade Tomato Soup
1 tbs olive oil
1/2 chopped onion
1 small can tomato paste
1 qt chicken broth (I used Imagine)
1/4 cup cream (or to consistency you like) – left-over from my pop rocks ice cream making last week
salt and pepper to taste
Saute onions on medium heat in olive oil until soft. Turn down heat and add tomato paste. Stir. Add chicken stock and incorporate. Either use a blender or food processor or immersion blender (one of my fav all time kitchen tools) to blitz to a smooth texture. Add cream and top with cheese crouton (see recipe below).
6 slices day old (or more) crusty bread
1 garlic clove
1 tbs olive oil
Salt and pepper as needed (I wouldn’t recommend salt for the stronger cheese, it’s nice to just let them stand on their own)
1 cup shredded cheese (I used Comte because that’s what I had sitting in the fridge drawer left-over from the fondue exploits)
Heat oven to low broil. Place bread on tray, brush bread with olive oil and rub with garlic clove, heap on cheese and put under broiler for a few minutes or until golden brown.