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I hope this will taste like the recipe from Campbell's Soup Company, but even BETTER. They don't make that soup any more and I really miss it. I'm planning to make this using fresh tomatoes this summer from my garden.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
- 1 (28 ounce) can diced tomatoes
- 2 cups warm vegetable stock
- 1 bulb roasted garlic (see instructions below)
- 1⁄4 cup fresh italian oregano leaves, loosely packed (3 tablespoons chopped)
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoons honey (optional) or 2 teaspoons sugar (optional)
- In a nonreactive soup pot, heat oil over medium-low heat and add onion.
- Stir and saute for a minute or two.
- Cover, lower heat and sweat onions for about 3 minutes.
- Add tomatoes and stock to the pot, stir and increase heat to medium.
- Squeeze garlic cloves from their skins into the soup pot and add 1 tablespoon of the garlic- infused oil left from roasting.
- Add the oregano, stir well, cover and cook until soup comes to a simmer.
- Simmer gently for 5 to 10 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- In a blender in small batches, blend the soup.
- Return the blended soup to the pot.
- Put the last ladle or two of soup into the blender, add cream and blend.
- Then add the cream mixture to the soup pot and stir to blend.
- Heat over low heat until the soup is heated through.
- Taste for seasoning.
- Sometimes canned tomatoes can be acidic so add honey or sugar to bring up the sweetness if necessary.
- Serve hot.
- Do not allow the soup to boil or it may separate.
- ROASTING GARLIC:.
- To roast garlic, separate the cloves and put them in a small ovenproof dish and drizzle with two tablespoons of olive oil and cover with foil.
- Bake at 325 degrees for about 35 to 40 minutes until the cloves are soft and tender.