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RV Recipe: Tomato Basil Soup

| Updated Jan 31, 2020


Soup is always good, easy to prepare and perfect as an RV Recipe!

Here's my RV Recipe for Tomato Basil Soup:

Add the ingredients to a Dutch oven, large saucepan or soup pot. 
1. 1/2 c. olive oil
2. 5 slices of day-old rustic bread
3. 1 tsp salt
4. 1/2 tsp oregano
5. 1 tbsp minced garlic or 1/2 tsp garlic powder
6. 1 red onion, peeled and chopped
7. 10 basil leaves torn in 3 – 4 pieces per leaf
8. 2 lbs. large ripe tomatoes, peeled, cut in large dice sized pieces
9. 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth

Bring ingredients to a boil, lower heat and simmer covered for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Soup is done when the bread breaks down and the soup thickens.  For creamer soup emulsify the cooled soup in small batches not to exceed 1/2 level in the pot or blender.  An imursion blender can be placed directly in a pot 1/2 filled with cooled soup.

Note:  To create a deeper flavor profile:  Saute' the diced onions for 2 minutes in 2 tbsp. of olive oil, add diced garlic or garlic powder, oregano and peeled diced tomatoes.  Sprinkle a tsp of sugar over the tomatoes and drizzle the tomatoes with 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar.  Add remaining ingredients, bring the soup to a boil then simmer for 90 minutes.

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Mike Wendland

Published on 2020-01-31

Mike Wendland is a multiple Emmy-award-winning Journalist, Podcaster, YouTuber, and Blogger, who has traveled with his wife, Jennifer, all over North America in an RV, sharing adventures and reviewing RV, Camping, Outdoor, Travel and Tech Gear for the past 12 years. They are leading industry experts in RV living and have written 18 travel books.

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