Toss the can of Campbell's, this soup recipe is the real deal. Savory, bright flavors with a velvety texture. Truly, mmm, mmm good.
Leila’s Homemade Tomato Soup “Bacon Style”
- Olive oil
- 1 white onion, diced
- 1 or 2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 T fresh thyme, minced
- 2 or 3 carrots, diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- (2) 12 oz cans of diced tomatoes
- 3 cooked slices of bacon (1 for the soup and 2 to garnish),
- 6 C. Chicken stock
- 1 bay leaf
- S/P to taste
- Fresh Basil
- a drizzle of heavy cream
- crispy bacon crumbles, of course
Cook bacon. Set aside. In a large pot, caramelize onion, garlic and thyme with a spot of olive oil. Add carrots and celery sauté a bit. Lightly salt and pepper veggies. Add remaining ingredients and simmer gently until carrots are tender. Process until completely smooth. I use an immersion blender.
Your soup should be thick and amazing. Garnish with basil, bacon crumbles and cracked black pepper.