Here in Spokane it is cold and snowy right now. I tend to crave comfort foods this time of year. When I think of comfort foods my first thought is Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches. These could easily be two of my favorite food groups! I decided to make Tomato Basil Soup Recipe with Silk Soy Milk. I have been seeing a lot of information on the new flavor of Silk Soy milk and love all of the recipes on their website.
I headed to Walmart to pick up the essentials for making Tomato Basil Soup along with a few other grocery items. I was really amazed at how empty the store was. I was able to pick up everything I needed and not run into any huge lines. I guess that is the bonus for going grocery shopping after 9pm.
I found multiple displays of Silk Soy products at Walmart. There are so many amazing varieties to chose from. I love that I can get Chocolate Soy Milk and Fruit and Protein Soy Milk. I try to drink Soy Milk as often as I can since it does not upset my stomach like milk does. I also really like the flavor of Silk Soy Milk.
I picked up all of the groceries I needed and headed home. It was close to 10pm by the time I got home so I decided to wait a day to make the Tomato Basil Soup. I found the recipe for Tomato Basil Soup on the Silk Soy Website. They have a huge variety of recipes available. I have a ton of them bookmarked to make over the next few weeks. If you are interested in learning more about Silk you can also check out The Silk Story and Soy Facts.
Tomato Basil Soup
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
1/2 medium onion, diced
1-2 Garlic Cloves, Chopped
1 tsp Salt
1 28oz can of Whole Tomatoes
1 cup vegetable broth
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup fresh basil
1/2 tsp dried Thyme
1 cup Silk Original Soy Milk
1/4 cup Silk Original Creamer
1. Heat olive oil in stock pot
2. Add onions and saute for 3-4 minutes, make sure and stir them so they do not stick to the bottom of the pan
3. Add Garlic, Saute for another 3 minutes (your kitchen will be smelling amazing right now!)
4. Add salt, whole tomatoes, vegetable broth, basil and thyme. Bring to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Stirring occasionally
5. Remove bay leaf, Add Silk Original Soy Milk, Silk Original Creamer, and add fresh pepper
6. Puree soup in 2 batches in the blender until smooth and creamy. I place a towed over the blender to make sure hot liquid does not come out the top.
7. Return to stock pot and heat until ready to serve.
I made mini grilled cheese bites and placed them in my soup. It was the perfect combination of Tomato Basil soup and Grilled Cheese sandwiches. I will definitely be making this again soon. John is not much of a soup person and he loved this soup. He said it was rich and hearty and tasted amazing.
Keep an eye out at your local Walmart for a great opportunity to try the new taste of Silk Soy Milk. While John and I were at Walmart yesterday we came across a tasting station in the dairy department. We had the chance to enjoy the new flavor of Silk Soy Milk and pick up the rest of our groceries.