Easy Fresh Tomato & Serrano Soup
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Serves: 4-6
 
Super easy, fresh tomato soup with serrano chili peppers makes a light, fresh, delicious and spicy addition to any meal.
Ingredients
  • 3 pounds of fresh tomatoes, cored and quartered
  • 1 - 3 shallots, whole
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
  • ½ teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (10.5 ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 serrano chili peppers, sliced
Garnish
  • 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled (for garnish) (optional)
  • 1 green onion, sliced (for garnish) (optional)
Instructions
  1. Wash, rinse and core 3 pounds of fresh off the vine tomatoes. Quarter and add to a stockpot. Add whole, peeled shallot and minced garlic. Cook on medium-high until tomato softens (about 10 minutes).
  2. Using an immersion blender, cream ingredients together until smooth.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients up to serrano chilis and simmer an additional 20 minutes over medium-low to medium heat.
  4. Serve in bowls topped with crumbled bacon and green onion.
Recipe by Inspiration Kitchen at http://inspirationkitchen.com/easy-fast-fresh-tomato-serrano-soup/