1 teaspoon chopped fresh or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
2 garlic cloves, chopped
5 cups diced tomato (about 2 pounds)
1 1/2 cups water
2 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Thinly sliced fresh basil (optional)
How to Make It
Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, oregano, thyme, and garlic; cook 4 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in tomato and next 5 ingredients (tomato through pepper). Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 15 minutes. Place half of soup in a blender or food processor; process until smooth, and pour into a bowl. Repeat procedure with the remaining soup. Serve warm or chilled. Sprinkle with fresh basil, if desired.
I made this yesterday and it's great! It's very refreshing and satisfying. I followed the directions exactly. I used turbinado sugar for the called for sugar. So, if you prefer raw sugar over white sugar go for it.
I will be making many more batches of this in the next couple weeks!!
I made this last night with cherry tomatoes from my garden. It was magnificent! I just sliced them and put in the pot. After using food processor, I used a sieve to get rid of the seeds. Will definitely make again.