Tomato Soup

Homemade tomato soup is like a warm embrace in a bowl, which is precisely what I need when the weather has been so dreary lately.  

This tomato soup dish is a cold-weather favorite in our household. It couldn't be simpler to prepare, and the ingredients are mostly pantry staples that I always have on hand.   

But, most importantly, this tomato soup is creamy, soothing, and full of flavor. The tomatoes offer acidity, the balsamic vinegar gives sweetness, and the red pepper flakes provide a warming rush of heat.  

Optional toppings include olive oil, black pepper, and fresh basil leaves.Alternatively, serve it with a grilled cheese sandwich. If you're seeking cozy comfort food as I have recently, I certainly recommend the latter.  

Yes, tomatoes! Canned sliced tomatoes, to be specific. If you want a tomato soup recipe that uses fresh tomatoes, try this tomato basil soup dish instead.  

Olive oil and butter form the soup's creamy basis. To make this recipe dairy-free, substitute more olive oil for the butter.  

Carrots, onion, and garlic - These fragrant vegetables give the soup a savory depth of flavor. Balsamic vinegar imparts sweetness and tang.  

Vegetable broth can be purchased at the store or made from scratch. Water also works here!  

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