Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Zesty Tomato Florentine Soup

You will need:
-2 Tb chopped onion
-2 Tb olive oil
-1/4 tsp garlic
-dash of soy sauce
-Salt and pepper
-hot sauce to taste
-2 cups chopped baby spinach, stems removed
-4 chopped large tomatoes
-1/2 C tomato sauce
-1 small container cream or half and half

Sautee the onions in the olive oil with the garlic, soy sauce, and a little salt and pepper until they start to turn translucent.  Add in the tomatoes, sauce, and hot sauce. Let simmer until hot and bubbly, then add the spinach.  Cook for 5 or so minutes, depending on how you prefer the spinach to be cooked.

Pour in the cream or half and half and whisk in and bring to the desired temperature. Garnish with pepper, grated Parmesan cheese or sour cream (especially if you got a little too hot-sauce happy!)

Serve with a grilled cheese sandwich! All good soups on snowy days are best served with grilled cheese sandwiches.  This recipe is from my mom, and I am pretty excited to try it up here during some of this cold weather that is back upon us.  

You could vary this recipe by adding shredded chicken to it, or BACON.

I really think everything needs bacon.

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