Friday, August 24, 2012

Vitamix Tomato Soup

The tomatoes are starting to flow into the kitchen. Finally!! It felt like forever.  So, in honor of our tomatoes, I whipped up some tomato soup in the Vitamix today. How much do I love my Vitamix? Let me count the ways...

I didn't follow a "recipe" although I do think there is one in the Vitamix recipe book. In fact, I rarely follow other peoples recipes. I get too hung up n details when I do that. But anyway, here it is:

Take 2 medium-large tomatoes and chop into quarters
Place in Vitamix
add sea salt,  black pepper, celery leaf (or a stalk of fresh celery with leaves)
a bit of basil, preferably fresh
a dash of Frank's hot sauce (I used the extra hot stuff)
Turn Vitamix on, dial up to full speed then turn onto High.
Blend until hot.


Please note: this will NOT taste like your typical canned tomato soup. Salt it to taste. You can't get any fresher!

P.S. I love my Vitamix. It was the best purchase I have ever made. We bought it at the NYS State Fair, of all places, last summer and have been thrilled with the things we can make in it. On the right you will find a link to the Vitamix on Amazon. If you would like to purchase a Vitamix,  this is my affiliate link and I will receive a commission if you purchase it there.  You won't regret it! It will replace numerous appliances and makes the best from-scratch soups with minimal clean up. Can't beat that!


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