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Spicy Lovers' Tomato Soup, part of Aphrodisiac Soup Week at Souper Jenny! Happy Valentine's Day!
Recipe from Jenny Levison, Atlanta's Souper Jenny and Recipe for BLT Side Salad from Jenn Hobby
Spicy Lovers' Tomato Soup
2 T extra-virgin olive oil
1 large sweet yellow onion, peeled and diced
6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1 small red chili, seeds removed, minced
4 28-ounce cans Italian tomatoes, chopped
12 cups low-sodium vegetable broth
1 bunch basil, stems removed and chopped
1 cup queso fresco
1 avocado, diced
Heat olive oil in a large pot.
Sauté onion, garlic and chili until softened.
Add tomatoes and broth.
Simmer for 30 minutes.
Serve in bowls and garnish with basil, cheese and avocado.
1. Souper Jenny says, "Did you know tomatoes increase blood flow while chili peppers stimulate nerve endings? Avocados, which we already use all the time, were once banned in Spain due to their 'special' qualities!"
2. Souper Jenny is the first restaurant from Jenny Levison, and is located at 56 East Andrews Drive in Buckhead. Each day, Souper Jenny features six homemade soups along with fresh, flavorful salads, sandwiches, breads and baked goods. www.souperjennyatl.com or www.followingjenny.com
BLT Side Salad
1 Romaine Heart
2 ripe ugly tomatoes, diced
3 green onions, sliced diagonally
6 slices of bacon
crumbled blue cheese or feta cheese (your preference)
fresh cracked pepper
balsamic vinaigrette dressing
Wash and dry the heart of romaine. Cut it length wise in half, then horizontally in strips. Discard bottom. Add to a salad bowl.
Dice the tomatoes and add on top of the romaine.
Slice the scallions diagonally and use just the green parts. Add to salad bowl.
Fry up the bacon over medium to low heat in a shallow skillet. Turn pieces as needed until done. About 6-8 minutes. Place bacon on plate with paper towels to absorb grease. Once cooled, chop into crumbles and add to top of salad.
Sprinkle with crumbled blue or feta cheese and add fresh crack black pepper. Toss with a balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Enjoy with your soup and a crusty piece of bread! With love, Jenn