Homemade Fresh Tomato Soup
4 tablespoons olive oil
2 cups red onion, chopped
2 carrots, chopped
4 cloves of garlic, minced
10 large, very ripe tomatoes, peels and stems/core removed, seeded if possible
(start with this amount and taste to see if you want a stronger tomato flavor) .
cup of fresh basil, chopped fine
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon sea salt
Add the onions and carrots to saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
Add the minced garlic and saute for one more minute.
Add the basil, sugar, salt and pepper, and chicken broth.
Cook on very low (with a sheet pan underneath the pot to prevent burning), for about 45 minutes.
Taste and add whatever you prefer.