Need a good way to use up some tomatoes? My mom brought me a bunch of super ripe tomatoes from her garden and I wanted to use them before they went bad. I also didn’t feel like cooking, so what to do? Tomato soup!
Combine the following ingredients in the VitaMix
Several medium size ripe tomatoes
Cheese (all I had were two slices of swiss and some feta but could also use cheddar if you prefer)
1 clove garlic
1 shallot (could also use onion)
handful fresh cut basil
1.5 cups chicken broth (or homemade chicken stock in this case)
1 cup water
salt and pepper to taste
With the VitaMix set on variable speed, begin on 1 and slowly turn up to 10. To heat the soup in the blender, let it run on high for 5 minutes. Garnish with Parmesan cheese. Great served with a grilled cheese sandwich or quesadilla!