Fall is here, along with cooler weather and refreshing rain. I love this time of year. I love the way the leaves change color. I love hot tea in the morning and hot soup at night.
This is my favorite soup recipe. I thought I'd share it with you. Enjoy.
Tomato Basil Soup
3 Tablespoons butter
1 large onion, sliced
1 large carrot, peeled and grated
4 ripe tomatoes, peeled, seeded and chopped
1/2 cup lightly packed chopped fresh basil
3/4 teaspoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground white pepper
1 3/4 cups chicken broth
salt to taste
thin slices of lemon
fresh basil leaves
In 3-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and carrot and cook until onion is transparent, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes, basil, sugar, and white pepper. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 10 minutes. Cool slightly. Pour into food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Return to pan and stir in broth and salt. Heat until steaming. Ladle into individual bowls and float 1 thin lemon slice topped with a basil leaf and parmesan in each bowl. Serves 6-8