I’ve been on a bisque and soup kick lately and it’s not even winter yet. ‘Tis the season, right? The frigid mornings have come en masse recently and a thick layer of frost covers my lawn as each day is proclaimed the coldest one yet. The sad thing is it’s only going to get worse. The really sad thing is this is only the beginning. Thank goodness for soup days like these.
The marriage of all the wonderful flavours is the secret to this Creamy Tomato Soup with Pesto. Each ingredient fittingly enhanced when paired with another. The intense plum tomatoes lend to the richness of the soup. Everything else comes together and is beautifully balanced and the pesto at the end adds a lovely tang to the finish. It really has a great depth of taste!
Making soup also gives you the flexibility to garnish and tailor it for a dinner party or you can go really simple and serve it as is for an afternoon dish. The best of both worlds switched up quite easily. As someone who loves hosting a dinner party but feels equally comfortable sharing a bowl of soup on a lazy Sunday with my wife, this is my kind of soup. It satisfies all my cravings.
Since this was on those lazy-type days, I kept it easypeasy. I softened a clove of crushed garlic and added tinned-San Marzano tomatoes, a bit of sugar and a dash of salt, vegetable stock and sour cream. In went my handheld immersion blender and a few turns later I was done. That’s it. Super simple, fresh and delicious.
I had enough for a couple of bowls and enough left to freeze for one of those really lazy days in the future. You know, the PJ-wearing slept-the-morning-away kind of days. It doesn’t happen often, but it happens.
|Tomato Soup with Pesto. Yum!|