18 May 2015

Hot or Cold Creamy Tomato and Gorgonzola Soup

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A sharp and spicy twist to a classic dish.

Now that the beginning of the end of Summer is upon us and Autumn is just around the corner (yay!), my internal food-loving clock is starting to crave those comfort foods that embrace you from the inside out. Soups are my favorite all year round, but tomato soup in particular is one that I enjoy most when it's nippy outside and for some reason never fails to put me at ease.

As I mentioned in the title, this soup is not only delectable hot for the colder months, but can be enjoyed cold as well for a savory refreshment during these past HOT HOT HOT couple of days.

I added some Sriracha for the spicy/sweet yummy flavor and gorganzola for a sharp cheesy and creamy texture. Gorgonzola cheese is not for everyone, so you can certainly substitute with blue cheese or even a sharp cheddar would be delightful.

Creamy Tomato and Gorgonzola Soup

  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes (any kind)
  • 2 medium sized onions chopped
  • 1 large carrot chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 1 medium potato chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 3 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1 cup tomato juice/sauce
  • pinch salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar (or to taste)
  • handful gorganzola cheese crumbles (or taste)
Cooking Directions
  1. Roughly chop all the vegetables and place in a pot of water.
  2. Bring to a boil, then lower heat.
  3. Simmer vegetables for 30-45 minutes or until vegetables are very tender.
  4. Using an immersion blender or a separate blender, blend until completely pureed (no lumps).
  5. Add salt, pepper, and sugar to taste.
  6. Add gorgonzola cheese also taste.
  7. Allow to continue simmering until cheese is melted in.
  8. Garnish with fresh chopped basil and pork rinds.
To serve COLD: Chill in the refrigerator and add extra basil/cilantro for freshness and a dollop of plain Greek yoghurt

Storage: Freeze in chinese containers or any airtight container for up to 4 months!

I know I've been crap at updating my blog lately, but with a recent surge of inspiration (from what, I still don't know), I hope to be more consistent and rediscover my love of blogging...especially about yum yum's!

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