Who says soup is for winter only? Our simple Tomato Basil Bisque with Parmesan Crisps is perfect for any time of the year.
I love soup almost as much as I love chicken. All of nature’s goodness in a bowl ready to be slurped up with a spoon. It doesn’t get any better than that.
The other great thing about soup? Dumping a bunch of tasty ingredients in a pot, adding liquid and letting the stove do the rest. It’s the easiest thing to cook ever (and the easiest thing to eat ever – Yummmm!)
On one of our weekday bike rides, Cody and I stumbled upon a beautiful nearby park with lots of tennis courts. We came home, googled the park and guess what?? It’s free!
So, now we’re going to go pick up some cheap rackets and add the occasional game of tennis to our schedule. Back in high school I was obsessed with tennis – so only time will tell if I’m still able to get a tennis ball over the net. More on that when it happens…
Ok ok, let’s get back to the matter at hand. After about 45 minutes of simmering away, the soup gets poured into a blender and blitzed until it’s silky smooth. Stir in a splash of cream and you’re ready to start slurping away! [We use this cool little Ninja blender – check out the shop page for more info! ]
I love bread so much. Especially with soup. But as we all know, bread is not too great for your body, which is why we avoid it.
So, instead of bread, we made little parmesan crisps to dunk in our soup. They are basically just blops of shredded parmesan that got crisped up in our little toaster oven for a couple of minutes. It goes great with the soup and adds some lovely texture!
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- 1 • onion [diced]
- 2 • celery stalks [diced]
- 4 • tomatoes [diced]
- 2 cloves • garlic [minced]
- 1 tbsp • tomato paste
- 1 tsp • basil
- 6 cups • vegetable broth
- to taste • salt/pepper
- 1/3 cup • heavy cream
- Cook the onion and celery until soft [about 5 minutes]
- Add the rest of the ingredients [except cream] and simmer for 45 minutes.
- Pour the soup into a blender and blend until smooth.
- Add soup back to the pot and stir in the cream.
- Once it gets back to the boil, it is ready to be served! Mmmm