During the summer months tomatoes and basil can be found in abundance growing in most cooks’ gardens as well at your local farmers markets. Plum, beefsteak and heirloom are some of my favorites and there are a variety of tomato based dishes you can create! However nothing beats a traditional roasted tomato basil soup paired with a grilled cheese. This was the first time I have made this soup for my son to which he exclaimed, “Wow! This is MUCH better than the canned soup!” This soup is so simple there is never a reason to serve it out of a can again. This classic tomato basil soup calls for first roasting the tomatoes, onions and garlic which brings out the natural sugars. I was a little hesitant to use canned tomatoes but it really adds to the soup with out having to use 10 lbs of tomatoes. Make sure you are using a low sodium or organic canned variety such as Muir Glen.
Here is a short video on how to seed a tomato