Friday, October 23, 2009

Tomato Basil Pine Nut Soup

We needed a quick supper earlier this week and we still had a bunch of tomatoes from our garden. It is really quick to put together and went great with our grilled cheese sandwiches and pumpkin beer.

Pumpkin Beer & Tomato Pine Nut Soup

Tomato Basil Pine Nut Soup

1 Medium Onion, chopped
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
8-10 medium tomatoes, paste type or other red, quartered
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts
3+ Tbsp. half and half
salt & pepper
splash of red wine vinegar
20+ large basil leaves, rolled like a cigar and thinly sliced

Toast pine nuts in a seperate pan, set aside. Saute onion in olive oil on medium heat until translucent. Add garlic and saute for another minute or two, stirring often. Add tomatoes, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes. When tomatoes have broken down, add cream, salt, pepper, vinegar, and transfer to food processor, blender or use an immersion blender until smooth. Return to stove, add basil leaves and bring back to a simmer and serve. Makes about 5 cups. Serve with bread.

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