I can’t even fully explain to you how much I love this soup.
I mean…Caprese Tomato Soup
? Are you kidding me? How could a soup possibly be more delicious? Maybe if it had bacon in it, BUT STILL. Even without it, it’s just so dang good.
You know what I really love about this soup, though? Besides its tasty tastiness, it’s a cinch to throw together, as most summer recipes should be – so we can spend more time outdoors and not hovering over our stovetops. Thanks to some pre-roasting action in the oven and a little can that goes by the name of Progresso Recipe Starter, this recipe is easysauce peasysauce. Also: delicioussauce.
Let’s get caprese-ing!
First, place a few pounds (that’s right, pounds) of quartered tomatoes on a baking sheet. Roast them until their skins start to shrivel, about 20 minutes. The roasting process really brings out the flavor of the tomatoes and makes it a bajillion times easier to peel off the skins.
Once they’re fully roasted, let them cool for a minute, then peel off the skins carefully with your fingers. Use a paring knife to take off any stubborn pieces.
Meanwhile, heat a large saucepan over medium heat, then caramelize some chopped onions in olive oil.
Add some garlic, then add white wine, tomato paste, the peeled tomatoes and a can of Progresso Creamy Parmesan Basil Recipe Starter cooking sauce. This stuff is so good, I could drink it on its own. But I won’t this time, because we need it for le soup.
Stir everything together and simmer on the stovetop until the flavors have melded together and the tomatoes are softened and broken down, about 20 minutes.
Using an immersion blender (or a regular one… but be careful when pouring hot liquids into a blender, as it may splatter everywhere. To be safe, blend the soup in small batches), blend the soup until smooth. Add some S & P to taste, as well.
Finally, serve the soup with some fresh mozzarella, basil and a balsamic reduction to make it all caprese-y. It’s summahtime, summahtime, sum sum summahtime soup!
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