Servings: 4 Preparation Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 30 minutes
1-2 Tablespoons Gremolata Olive Oil
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
2-3 tomatoes, chopped (to equal approximately two cups)***
2 cups chicken or vegetable stock
1 cup reduced fat evaporated milk
Salt and pepper, to taste
½ cup loosely packed fresh basil, chopped (additional basil for garnish)
3-4 slices Italian bread, chopped
Sauté the onion in the olive oil until softened, about 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil and then simmer for about 20 minutes. Blend the mixture with an immersion blender.
Garnish with basil and a drizzle of Basil Olive Oil.
***If tomatoes are not in season, I have found that POMI tomatoes are the next best thing to a fresh tomato. These come in a carton and can be found with the canned tomatoes in your local grocery store.