Warming Tomato Soup

Don’t you just love hot soup on a cold day?! Comfort food doesn’t need to be heavy or unhealthy to be delicious. Classic tomato soup is kicked up here with the addition of spinach right before serving.

This recipe definitely isn’t fussy or time-consuming and will make you think twice about ordering out for lunch when you can make it yourself! To explore the vast array of canned tomato options, check out the Italian grocery store, Capone Foods at 2285 Masssachusetts Ave in Cambridge.

Makes about 4 servings.

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Spinach is a great addition to tomato soup!

Warming Tomato Soup Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, diced small
  • 2 cloves garlic, smashed and sliced thinly
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 (28 oz can) crushed tomatoes, low sodium
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup light cream
  • 2 cups baby spinach, packed

Warming Tomato Soup Directions

  1. In a large pot heavy bottomed pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add onions and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.
  3. Add the garlic and cook for about 1 minute or until fragrant.
  4. Stir in the stock, tomatoes, tomato paste, salt and pepper.
  5. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Stir in the cream and the spinach and return the soup to a simmer and cook until spinach just wilts.
  7. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and crusty bread.
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The finished product: warming tomato soup with spinach!

About Loni & Leah:

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Loni has a culinary certificate from the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts, as well as a B.S. in Nutrition from Boston University. When she isn’t cooking with Leah, she is changing the lives of young cooks at Future Chefs and Beaver Country Day Camp.

Leah is a graduate student of Boston University, working on her M.S. in Dietetics with the Dietetic Internship. In addition to training for the Boston Marathon, she is also teaching fitness classes at the Cambridge Athletic Club.

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How did Loni and Leah meet?  Loni and Leah volunteered together in a six-week Cooking Matters class. They connected right away over delicious food and pink wine. They currently teach a series of healthy cooking classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education, which have been featured in the Boston Globe’s “Weekend to Do List.” You can find their recipes on the Boston Center for Adult Education’s blog and in the American Dietetic Association’s Eat Right Newsletter.

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