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Tomato, Orange and Basil Soup

tomato, orange and basil soup Entree
Tomato, Orange and Basil Soup
  • Prep 50 min
  • Total 4 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 8

During these hot and humid days, it’s ideal to have refreshing recipes handy that are both energizing and tasty. Today I’d like to share an extraordinary tomato-based chilled soup. This magic potion of sorts relies on citric and aromatic ingredients such as orange and basil to create a fresh burst of flavor. My family loves it, and I love seeing their empty plates! MORE + LESS -

Ingredients

3
cups water
1
medium-sized yellow onion
1
medium-sized potato
1/4
cup (1/2 bar) unsalted butter
2/3
cup blood orange juice
1
tablespoon cumin
3
bay leaves
2
large cans (28 ozs each) of whole peeled tomatoes
1
tablespoon orange zest
2
tablespoons sugar
1
oz fresh basil (just the leaves)
2
teaspoons Kosher salt
1
teaspoon fresh ground pepper
chives for garnish

Directions

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  • 1
    In a large (4-quart) pot, place the 3 cups of water on high heat. Add the onion, potato (both peeled and cut in quarters), butter, orange juice (preferably freshly squeezed), cumin and bay leaves.
  • 2
    Cover and bring to a boil, then switch heat to lowest setting and cook for 15 to 20 minutes until the potato is tender. Add the canned tomatoes, orange zest and sugar.
  • 3
    Mix well and heat uncovered on high. Once it starts boiling, turn down heat to lowest setting and cook for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and take out the bay leaves.
  • 4
    In a blender, mix the ingredients along with the fresh basil, salt and pepper until reaching a semi-thick consistency. Allow mix to cool and place in the refrigerator (preferably in a plastic container) for at least three hours so it’s chilled when ready to serve.
  • 5
    Garnish each bowl with chive stalks, cut approximately into 2-inch pieces. Enjoy!

Expert Tips

  • If you can’t find blood orange, replace with regular orange juice or mandarin juice.
  • If you’re using a blender or food processor, cover the lid with a piece of cloth so that the soup won’t spill while blending.
  • If you’re using a manual food processor, avoid blending the mixture while hot because it will spill easily.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe
  • During these hot and humid days, it’s ideal to have refreshing recipes handy that are both energizing and tasty. Today I’d like to share an extraordinary tomato-based chilled soup. This magic potion of sorts relies on citric and aromatic ingredients such as orange and basil to create a fresh burst of flavor. My family loves it, and I love seeing their empty plates!

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