I LOVE going to Nordstrom Cafe. Their tomato basil soup is out of this world good…and I don’t even like tomato soup!! I found a recipe a few years ago on the internet and have spent the last little while trying to work it down to something manageable…the original recipe made128 servings!! Needless to say I would only make it for special events. lol! I’ve also made it a little easier and a little healthier.
I thought I’d share it now since it was finally a little cool and overcast today…a good soup making day! It also makes a fun halloween dinner. Simply add some fresh mozarella balls (and if you want to get REALLY creative, hollow out the mozarella balls and add a slice of green olive with pimento) then call it eyeball soup. Serve it with a side of grilled cheese SAND WITCHES and you’re all set! A big loaf of crusty italian bread cut in thick slices makes for the best sandwiches!!
I’ve had several requests for the recipe so without any further ado…
4 TBS Olive Oil
3 Lbs Mini Carrots
2 Large Onions, chopped
2 28oz Cans of Whole Peeled Tomatoes
32oz of Chicken Stock
2 TBS dried Basil
1 Cup Heavy Cream
In a large stockpot sautee the olive oil, carrots and onions at medium heat.
Add the basil, salt, pepper and tomatoes and bring to a simmer.
Add the chicken stock, bring to a boil and then simmer for 45 minutes.
Puree the soup with a hand blender while adding the cream.
Easy enough, eh?
Enjoy! Have a great day!