Tomato Basil Soup

Ingredients:

4 tomatoes - peeled, seeded and diced
4 cups of tomato juice (I used equal portions of v8 low sodium juice and tomato juice for extra flavor)
20 fresh basil leaves cut into pieces or to taste
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup butter
salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

Place tomatoes and juice in a stock pot over medium heat. Simmer for 30 minutes. Puree the tomato mixture along with the basil leaves, and return the puree to the stock pot.

Place the pot over medium heat, and stir in the heavy cream and butter. Season with salt and pepper. Heat, stirring until the butter is melted. Do Not Boil.


Notes:

Fast tomato peeling tip: Dip tomato in boiling water for 30 seconds. Skin will peel off easily.


Servings: 4 servings
Recipe Difficulty: Normal
Preparation Time: 20 Min.
Cooking Time: 30 Min.
Country: USA