Tomato Leek Soup

Hearty Homemade Soup

 

Produces 8 cups

                                       

10                         Tomatoes

4 cups                 Homemade Chicken or Turkey Stock

1 Medium           Leek            

6-8 cloves           Garlic

1 Small                Onion

1/4 cup                Parsley

2 tbsp                   Olive Oil

To taste                Salt and Pepper

 

Directions: 

  1. Peel and chop the tomatoes into half inch cubes.

  2. Chop your other vegetables. Garlic should be finely chopped. The leek, onion and parsley can be chopped to your preferences ( if you enjoy a chunkier soup chop larger pieces)

  3. In a large pot heat the olive oil over a medium heat.

  4. Add the onions and leek and sautee over a medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occassionally until the onions and leek become tender.

  5. Add the garlic, and let brown for 2 minutes

  6. Add your tomatoes, salt and pepper  and cook on a medium heat for 15 minutes, stirring occassionally as the tomato softens and liquifies. 

  7. Add your stock to create the consistency of soup that you enjoy (or to stretch the recipe to serve more people.) I usually use about 4 cups of stock.

  8. Allow your soup to simmer for antoher 15 minutes.

  9. Add parsley and let simmer for 5 more minutes.

  10. Serve your soup hot and garnish with fresh parsley.