Sun-Dried Tomato Soup
1 cup California Sun Dry sun-dried tomato halves, jarred
3 tbsp sun-dried tomato oil (from jar)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
5 vine ripe tomatoes, diced ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1/2 cup yellow onion, sliced⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
4 garlic cloves, smashed ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 can (6 oz.) tomato paste ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
2 cups vegetable broth ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
1 cup milk of choice ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Salt and pepper to taste ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Fresh basil for garnish ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Sauté the tomatoes, onion and garlic with the sun-dried tomato oil in a large pot (I used my Dutch oven) over medium heat until the tomatoes are soft.
Next, add the sun-dried tomatoes and tomato paste and sauté for 1 minute before adding in the broth and milk. Bring soup to a simmer, then cover the pot and reduce heat to low, simmering for 10 minutes.
Use a slotted spoon to scoop soup contents into a blender and pulse until smooth. Pour mixture back into the pot and stir to combine.
Serve with extra milk (or heavy cream) on top and fresh basil and enjoy!