The secret to this creamy, delicate, fresh tomato soup is using a sweet onion, which cuts the acidity of the tomato. Slideshow: Best Vegetable Soups 

Grace Parisi
September 2013

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Recipe Summary

total:
35 mins
Yield:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large saucepan, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the tomatoes and their juices, along with the tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes. Add the broth and basil and season with salt and pepper. Simmer until the tomatoes are broken down, about 15 minutes. Discard the basil and puree the soup until smooth.

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  • Preheat the broiler and arrange the baguette toasts on a baking sheet. Sprinkle with the cheese and broil just until melted, about 30 seconds. Serve the soup with the cheese toasts.

Make Ahead

The soup can be refrigerated overnight.