Tomato Basil Soup

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This Tomato Basil Soup is simple and quick to make and is hearty enough to be a main course if served with a salad or sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes or 2 pounds fresh tomatoes, diced
  • 1 15 oz. can cannellini beans or fresh beans already cooked
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • Olive oil
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/2 cup, plus some for a garnish, Basil, sliced thinly

Directions

  • Sauté onion with pinch of sea salt, then add tomato paste and sauté and blend into the onions.
  • Add cannellini beans, tomatoes and  3 1/2 cups of water. Stir until it is all combined.
  • Add 1/2 cup sliced basil and bring to a boil, simmer 15-20 minutes.
  • Blend with a hand-emersion blender or in a regular blender, then season with 2 tsps. sea salt and 1 tsp. black pepper.
  • If the soup is too thick, you can add some more water and add a bit more seasoning.
  • Simmer another 5-7 minutes.
  • Season to taste.
  • Garnish with basil and croutons.
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