Provençal Tomato Soup

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Fresh goat cheese, crumbled on top, adds a surprising tangy creaminess and elevates this simple soup into something that is definitely worthy of a dinner party. If you prefer, you can sprinkle the soup with feta or grated Parmigiano-Reggiano instead.

Yields4 Servings
Prep Time5 minsCook Time7 minsTotal Time12 mins

RatingDifficultyBeginner

Preparation Method
1

Heat the oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. Once it shimmers, add the onion and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Turn off the heat.

Place the chicken (or vegetable) broth, tomatoes, vermouth, tomato paste, salt, dried basil, fennel seeds, oregano, thyme, pepper, sugar, fresh basil, and the sautéed onion and garlic in the blender. Select the SOUP setting. Once the cycle finishes, divide the soup among bowls. Sprinkle goat cheese over the top and serve.

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Ingredients

 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
 1 medium yellow onion, quartered
 2 garlic cloves, minced
 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
 2 lbs tomatoes, halved, seeded, and roughly chopped, or 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil (with juice)
 ¼ cup dry vermouth
 ¼ cup tomato paste
 1 tbsp kosher salt
 ½ tbsp dried basil
 ½ tbsp fennel seeds
 ½ tbsp dried oregano
 ½ tbsp dried thyme
 ½ tbsp freshly ground black pepper
 ½ tbsp sugar
 6 fresh basil leaves
 Crumbled goat cheese, for serving

Directions

Preparation Method
1

Heat the oil in a large saucepan or soup pot over medium heat. Once it shimmers, add the onion and cook, stirring often, until lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Turn off the heat.

Place the chicken (or vegetable) broth, tomatoes, vermouth, tomato paste, salt, dried basil, fennel seeds, oregano, thyme, pepper, sugar, fresh basil, and the sautéed onion and garlic in the blender. Select the SOUP setting. Once the cycle finishes, divide the soup among bowls. Sprinkle goat cheese over the top and serve.

Provençal Tomato Soup