Eat This: Best Ever Nordstrom Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

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…

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 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!

-t

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Suzanne - November 5, 2009 - 10:39 pm

Thanks for sharing this! Definitely going to try this!

dana - October 28, 2009 - 8:28 pm

That sounds DEVINE. I’ve gotta make this.

Jodie - October 28, 2009 - 4:14 pm

oh I’m FOR SURE making this!

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