From the Kitchen of Gluten-Free Kitchen Fun

Recipe:  Tomato Basil Soup 

                                                                                    

Ingredients:

  • 4 c. chopped fresh tomatoes
  • 1 small onion
  • 1/1/2 c. chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 T. ghee or  2 T. dairy-free margarine
  • 3 T. potato flour (not starch) or rice flour
  • 1/2 T. dried basil
  • 4 t. sugar
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. lemon juice

     Combine tomatoes, onion and chicken broth in a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer on low for 30 minutes. Remove from the heat and work tomato mixture through a food mill or mesh strainer to remove seeds and skin. In empty saucepan, melt ghee or margarine, stir in flour and cook 1 minute on low, stirring. Whisk 1/2 c. tomato mixture into the flour mixture until smooth. Whisk in the remaining tomato. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 5 minutes. Add more sugar or salt to taste if needed.

     I ended up making several batches of soup and freezing it. I hope to get a couple more done before the end of the season. Soup is such a perfect food for the upcoming chilly weather. Warms the heart and soul!

This recipe can be dairy-free if you use dairy-free margarine. If you are just concerned about casein or lactose and are not familar with ghee see link for ghee.

Note: Tried brown sugar instead of white sugar - delicious! (added 9/26)