This Caprese Soup is so stinkin’ good! Thick, rich, creamy and fresh~~yes, fresh heirloom tomatoes, and if you can’t find them, or if they’re way to pricey, then substitute Roma tomatoes. Now my heirlooms were left over from the World Food Championships~~I used them in my third round of competition when I created my ‘Moroccan Bison Ragu’~~with some remaining I didn’t have the heart to leave them in Vegas. These were like the Flintstone size heirlooms, and they were sweetly delicious~~thank you USFoods!
So I carefully wrapped the babies and tucked them in my luggage~~thank goodness none were smooshed or burst~~they were perfectly intact and ready to be eaten! Now, I also use this recipe for another that you’ll love, ‘Shakshuka’~~if you haven’t had it, and I hadn’t until I recently visited Israel, then just CLICK, and you’ll have another idea for the leftover ‘Caprese Soup’.
What you need & What you do:
5-7 large heirloom tomatoes (substitution of other fresh tomatoes fine)—when put in food processor you want it to yield about 5+ cups of pureed tomatoes.
¾ cup extra virgin olive oil (divided)
1 ½ tsp sea salt
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tube concentrated tomato paste
½ cup burratta or buffalo mozzarella—creamy mozzarella works best
½ tsp red chili flakes
2 tbl dried minced onions
½ to ¾ cup chicken broth
1 cup finely chopped fresh basil (divided)
Puree in a food processor the tomatoes, ½ cup olive oil, salt and oregano until soupy. Transfer this to a heavy stock pot over medium heat. Add the tomato paste a little at a time and let it blend into the tomato mixture.
Add the mozzarella, chili flakes, minced onions and ½ cup chicken broth. Simmer on medium low achieving a somewhat thick rich consistency. (Thin with more chicken broth as desired.) Let it cook and thicken for about 30 minutes. Add ¾ cup of chopped basil.
Looks fantastic, Ally! We can still get heirlooms at the farmers markets out here and I’m officially obsessed with Shakshuka now 🙂 Congrats on finishing in the Top 10 at the WCF!
thank you, honeybunch…shakshouka is fabulous…I like to create recipes that do double and triple duty like this caprese soup! Thanks for the well wishes…i was happy to be amongst all those 10 champions!! 🙂
Wow Ally this looks amazing! And welcome home. I know you’re glad to have a calmer life, at least for a while. Who knows what crazy adventures you’ll be up to next 🙂
Thank you, Chris!! Good to be back home sleepin in our own bed! The soup’s really great…I used it w/my next recipe, too…’Shakshuka’! Double duty!! My next adventures…stay tuned, girlfriend!! xo
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