20 Minute Creamy Tomato Basil Soup
 
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Make this simple, healthier version of creamy tomato basil soup in around 20 minutes! The flavor is out-of-this-world thanks to a few secret ingredients...
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Recipe type: Soup
Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 red onion, roughly chopped
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • Pinch of ground cinnamon
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • ⅓ cup orange juice
  • ½ cup torn basil leaves
  • 28 oz. can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • ½ cup plain greek yogurt
  • Freshly chopped basil, for serving
Instructions
  1. Heat oil in a large, heavy pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the onions and season with a pinch of salt, pepper, cinnamon, and red pepper flakes, (more or less depending on how spicy you like it). Stir, and let cook 3 minutes until onions start to get soft.
  3. Add in the minced garlic, and let cook about 30 seconds before adding in the chicken stock, orange juice, basil, tomatoes, and sugar.
  4. Stir, and raise the heat to medium-high. Let the soup come to a boil and cook for about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Taste the soup and adjust for seasoning, (add salt, pepper, red pepper flakes or sugar based on your preferences).
  6. Remove the soup from the heat, and use an immersion blender to puree the soup completely smooth. Alternatively, you could transfer the soup to a traditional blender in batches (carefully!) and return it to the pot.
  7. Off the heat, stir the greek yogurt into the blended soup and stir until completely combined.
  8. Serve the soup topped with more fresh basil and maybe a grilled cheese sandwich on the side!
Recipe by Ally's Cooking at http://allyscooking.com/2017/09/16/20-minute-creamy-tomato-basil-soup/