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Tomato Soup with Basil (Potage De Tomate a La

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Category: French, Soups, Vegetables, Vegetarian

 Ingredients List

  • 3 lb Plum tomatoes
  • 5 tb Olive oil
  • 1 Red bell pepper; diced
  • 2 Garlic cloves; minced
  • 2 tb Tomato paste
  • 1 ts Fresh thyme leaves; -OR-
  • 1/4 ts -Dried thyme, crumbled
  • 1 ds Hot pepper sauce
  • 1 sm Fennel bulb; trimmed, diced
  • 1 sm Zucchini; diced
  • 1 sm Green pepper; diced
  • 4 lg Mushrooms; diced
  • 1 Celery stalk; diced
  • 4 Fresh basil leaves
  • -- thinly sliced


Blanch tomatoes in large pot of boiling water for 1 minute. Drain. Rinse
under cold water to cool and drain. Using small sharp knife, peel off skin.
Cut tomatoes into quarters and remove seeds. Puree tomatoes in blender or

Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large saucepan over medium-high heat.
Add bell pepper and saute until almost tender, about 3 minutes. Stir in
garlic and tomato paste; cook 2 minutes. Mix in tomato puree, thyme and hot
pepper sauce. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand at room temperature 2

Heat remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil in heavy large skillet over medium
heat. Add fennel; zucchini, green bell pepper, mushrooms and celery. Saute
until crisp-tender, about 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Bring soup to boil. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Ladle soup into
bowls. Top with vegetable mixture. Garnish with basil and serve.

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