Rosemary & Tomato Soup

A deliciously thick and creamy soup – but without the dairy! Canned white kidney beans are all you need to create the thick and creamy texture. Then for even more flavor, top the soup with some fresh baked focaccia croutons. RomemaryTomatoBeanSoup1

To make the soup as thick as possible, seed the fresh tomatoes and remove all their watery pulp: Core out the stem, then squeeze the tomato over a dish to remove the seeds and excess juices (discard). RomemaryTomatoBeanSoup2

Once the onions are tender, stir in the tomato paste and cook for another minute. This will help to remove the raw taste from the tomato paste, giving it a more savory flavor.RomemaryTomatoBeanSoup3

Place a fresh sprig of rosemary in the pot. As the soup cooks, its flavor will infuse the soup. Just remember to remove it before you puree the mixture. RomemaryTomatoBeanSoup4

An immersion blender is the quickest way to turn the soup into a creamy thick mixture. Otherwise, pour the soup into a blender or food processor (in 2-3 batches), and process until smooth.RomemaryTomatoBeanSoup5

Rosemary & Tomato Soup
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Serves: 6
No dairy is needed to make this soup rich and creamy, it all comes from using white beans.
Ingredients
  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 4 large (2lbs) tomatoes, seeded and chopped
  • 2 15oz cans cannellini (white kidney) beans, drained and rinsed
  • 4 cups GF chicken broth (or vegetable)
  • 1 sprig rosemary (or 1 tsp dried)
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Topping
Instructions
  1. Using a large pot or Dutch oven, sauté onions and garlic in oil until tender.
  2. Add tomato paste and stir for another minute – this helps to cook the ‘raw’ flavor from the tomato paste.
  3. Add the remaining ingredients and simmer for 20 minutes, season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Remove the rosemary sprig and puree the soup using a food process, blender, or immersion blender, until smooth. Return to pot to keep warm.
  5. For croutons, slice fresh focaccia, or chop into cubes and fry in a bit of oil until all sides are crunchy and golden.
  6. To serve, pour soup into bowls, top with focaccia croutons and lightly drizzle with a bit of oil.

 

 

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