The best Tomato Soup

I am obsessed with tomato soup. Yes, I’m also one of these weird people who (sometimes) drink tomato juice as if it was a completely sane thing to do (hey, don’t judge). Back home in Morocco eating tomatoes is a staple. If your house does not have bread or tomatoes, is it even a house ? I drink tomato soup as often as I can, but let me tell you. This recipe I made the other day is the best, creamiest tomato soup I have ever tasted. I am done with industrial soups. Seriously. Hope you try it for yourself, and why not ass a grilled cheese on the side ? Cause grilled cheese makes everything better.

Ingredients

  • 5 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 small onion
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp oil (I used vegetable but olive oil works as well)
  • Salt, pepper, dried basil to taste
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 cup of water + 1 chicken or vegetable stock cube OR 1/2 cup vegetable bouillon
  • 1 tbsp orzo pasta
  • 1 tbsp corn starch

Instructions

  1. In a large pot, lightly heat the oil and the butter then remove from the heat.
  2. Finelly dice the onions and throw them into the pot. Put back on the heat.
  3. Finelly dice the tomatoes and add them to the pan.
  4. Finelly dice the red bell pepper and add to the rest of the ingredients.
  5. Cover and let simmer on low heat for about 10 min
  6. Mix the stock cube with the water and add it to the pot.
  7. Let simmer for another 5 min and add the bay leaves and the basil
  8. Let simmer for another 10 min on low heat. 5 min before the end add the salt and pepper to taste.

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