When we think of making homemade soup, we think of an all day task that requires several ingredients, including patience. Soup from a can or a box seems to be the simplest route to take. This recipe is one that takes no time at all and is far and away better than anything that comes from a can. Simple ingredients with such easy steps that make a hearty delicious soup. Not to mention with the added benefit of green tea. Just imagine a creamy bowl of tomato bisque soup accompanied by a melty grilled cheese sandwich and a hot cup of green tea.

 

Tea Tomato Bisque Soup (photo by Janet Sanchez, all rights reserved)

Tea Tomato Bisque Soup (photo by Janet Sanchez, all rights reserved)

4 garlic cloves finely chopped
¼ medium white onion diced
1 tbsp butter
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper

Place all the ingredients in a medium sauce pot cover and place over low to medium low heat for 20-25 minutes or until garlic is golden in color and onions are translucent with a golden hue.

1 ½ cups vegetable broth
1 tbsp green tea
1 28oz can San Marzano tomatoes
1 tbsp salt
2 tsp sugar
1-2 bay leaves
1/3 cup heavy cream

Heat the vegetable stock to 212°, steep the tea in it for 5 minutes. Place the tomatoes and the onion and garlic mixture into a food processor or blender, pulse until smooth. Place puree back into the sauce pot with the tea vegetable stock as well as the salt, sugar and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes. Remove from the heat and remove the bay leaf. Stir in the heavy cream.

Recipe serves 4 people.

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