SIMPLE GARDEN TOMATO BISQUE

This simple, garden-to-table tomato bisque is a standard here at The Olenick House and it can be served as an elegant first course at a gathering or paired with a crisp, garden salad for a quiet, weeknight supper.

I’ve made suggestions, where possible, for ways to convert this into a vegetarian dish.

Throughout the growing season, when the air is warm and fragrant and birds are abundant at the feeders, I am forever picking tomatoes from our vines. 

All different, heritage varieties grow in our humble vegetable patch, which with the help of the bees and other insects, tend to cross-pollinate. I don’t mind that at all. It’s just nature doing its thing.

But, what to do with all of these bright, red gems? Some, I like to share and the rest get canned or frozen for future recipes when Darren and I are at a point, in the depths of a Manitoba winter, when we yearn for the flavors of summer.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 8 oz bowl

Servings: 6

Amount per serving

Calories

183

% Daily Value*

Total Fat: 11.1g

14%

   Saturated Fat 3.4g

17%

Cholesterol 14mg

5%

Sodium 788mg

34%

Total Carbohydrate 18g

7%

   Dietary Fiber 5.8g

21%

   Total Sugars 10.9g

Protein 4.8g

Vitamin D 5mcg

26%

Calcium 100mg

8%

Iron 2mg

12%

Potassium 107mg

2%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2000 calories per day is used for general nutrition advice.

Total Prep Time: 45 minutes

Servings in Recipe: 6

Serving Size: 8 oz bowl

Total Prep Time: 45 Minutes

Servings in Recipe: 6

Serving Size: 8 oz Bowl

SIMPLE GARDEN TOMATO BISQUE

INGREDIENTS

  • 30 oz crushed tomatoes (From the garden or store-bought)
  • 3 cups yellow onions, chopped
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 4 cups chicken broth (or vegetable broth)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

SIMPLE GARDEN TOMATO BISQUE

DIRECTIONS

  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, heat olive oil over medium heat
  • Add onions and cook over medium-low heat for 15 minutes until translucent
  • Add garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  • Stir in chicken (or vegetable) stock and tomatoes.  (If tomatoes are from the garden, skins should be removed before adding them.)
  • Bring to a boil then turn heat to low and simmer for 20-25 minutes
  • Once tomatoes are completely rendered, add salt and pepper to taste. Stir to completely blend in.
Creamy Smooth Tomato Bisque Directions
  • Slowly introduce heavy cream or soy milk and olive oil mixture into the pot, stir again to combine. (As you stir, it will make a lovely marbling effect. When the marbling disappears, all will be combined. )
  • Liquify chopped onions in the soup with a hand blender in the pot or process portions at a time in a blender, then return to pot. (If blender method is chosen, be sure to heat the soup through for a few more minutes to ensure an even temperature.)
  • Before serving, garnish each bowl with a bit of fresh parsley, a dollop of sour cream or perhaps a few sourdough croutons
Creamy Smooth Tomato Bisque Directions

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SIMPLE GARDEN TOMATO BISQUE

SUGGESTED SIDES & PAIRINGS

SALADS

Fig and Walnut Salad
with Sweet Yogurt Dressing

Spinach Salad with
Apples and Goat Cheese

BREADS

Grilled Cheese on Fresh Brioche

Warm Cornbread with Honey Butter

WINE

Bodegas Yuste Manzanilla Sherry

Giacomo Mori Palazzone Chianti

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