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It’s perfect soup weather in central Arkansas, and this simple soup goes perfectly with just about anything. Click here to see the original post and accompanying photography.

Hearty Tomato Soup


Here’s What You Need:


2 tbs olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

5 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped

1 kg plum tomatoes or any other juicy tomato, quartered

1 tsp dried basil powder ( you can use fresh)

4 cups chicken stock (vary this amount depending on how thick you like your soup)

1 tsp sugar

salt, pepper and red chili flakes to taste

handful of chopped parsley to garnish


Here’s How to Make It:

Heat oil in a saucepan and add onion. Once it starts to get translucent, add chopped garlic. Stir for a few seconds before adding tomatoes, basil powder, chicken stock, sugar, salt, pepper and chili flakes. Simmer half covered for about 40 minutes. Keep an eye on the stock- of it starts to dry up, you can add more.


Pulse the broth using a hand blender until smooth. Garnish with parsley and serve hot with garlic bread.


Serves 3-4 people.


Meredith is the online editor of the Savvy Blog. She lives in Little Rock with her twin sons, dogs, cats, and husband.
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