Tomato Basil Soup...easy
By Bonnie T
- 4 tsp olive oil
- 6 minced garlic cloves
- 6 C chicken broth
- 1 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 14.5 cans diced tomatoes, drained
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 C thinly sliced basil leaves
- Whole basil leaves..optional
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and cook , stirring, until translucent. Add garlic, cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Stir in broth, salt and tomatoes, bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer 20 minutes. Stir in sliced basil.
Place half the soup in a blender, process until smooth. Pour soup into a bowl, repeat for remaining soup. Ladle soup into individual bowl. Garnish with whole leaves of basil, if desired.