I wasn’t expecting much but I absolutely ❤️ this recipe. Doesn’t need the cream at ALL, so I left it out. Perfect consistency using the #Instapot and an immersion blender.
Homemade Tomato 🍅Soup via Instapot pressure cooker
Prep: 15 min • Pressure: 15 min • Total: 45 min
Pressure Level: High • Release: Natural
2 Tablespoons extra-virgin Olive oil
1 large red onion, chopped
1 large carrot, peeled & chopped
3 garlic cloves, crushed
3 pounds high-quality ripe tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon tomato paste
3/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth
Freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup heavy cream (optional – I left it out)
fresh basil for garnish (optional)
Parmesan cheese, for garnish (optional)
DIRECTIONS: Preheat the Insta pot by selecting Saute
Once hot, add the oil followed by the onion and carrot. Cook for 6 to 7 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes more.
Add the tomatoes, sugar, tomato paste and broth. Season with salt & pepper. Secure the lid.
Select MANUAL and cook at HIGH PRESSURE for 15 minutes.
Once cooking is complete, let naturally release for 10 minutes. Release any remaining steam.
Add the cream (optional – I left it out). Use an immersion blender to puree the soup or carefully puree in batches in a blender. Strain soup if needed (I didn’t bother, it was perfect after using the immersion blender). Add more broth if a thinner soup is desired.
Taste for seasoning. Serve with fresh basil and Parmesan (optional).
I prefer tiny saltines.
To make dish Paleo, leave out the sugar, Parmesan and replace cream with more broth.
NUTRITIONAL INFO Calories: 239. Total carbs: 22g Saturated fat (with heavy cream): 6g, Trans Fat: 0g; Fiber: 6g; Protein: 5 g; Sodium: 225g
3 lbs. tomatoes yield 3 pints soup. Although I thought I would can these, any reference to Fresh Tomato Soup mentioned “fridge for 5 days or freezer for 6 months”