So with Halloween coming up soon I just HAD to buy candy. For the trick or treaters of course. Not for me!!! But then I had to take pictures of it in a cute candy bowl (How to Build A Better Candy Bowl) and make Butterfinger Rice Crispy Treats. And once the bag is open…well it is no holds barred! Right?
So I figured I better eat something healthy to balance out the treats. Luckily for me my garden has been producing tomatoes like crazy. So I had something healthy on hand along with the bags and bags of candy! And I also needed to get some basil used before it goes to seed for the winter. And what better way to use Tomatoes and Basil than a fantastic Tomato Basil Soup?? I submit there is no better way.
I have this amazing bottle of #Emile Noël olive oil that is non-GMO and organic, which I love. Since it is non-GMO month (read more about that here), I just had to share this recipe with you because it uses this fantastic olive oil for a robust and hearty flavor.
Doesn’t it look fantastic? Guess what else? It takes only 15 minutes to make this healthy, tasty meal!
Tomato Basil Soup with Grilled Cheese Croutons
- 7-10 large tomatoes cut into pieces
- 2 Tbs olive oil
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- Salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup fresh basil
- A drizzle of olive oil
- Fresh basil leaves
Grilled Cheese Croutons
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 8 crostini size baguette slices
- cheddar cheese
- In a saute pan, heat oil and add in tomatoes and garlic.
- Saute for a few minutes
- Put tomatoes and basil into a high powered blender and blend until smooth.
- Season to preference
- Serve with grilled cheese croutons
- Heat a fry pan or griddle
- Brush a little olive oil on one side of each crostini, and sprinkle just a touch of salt
- Put cheese between two slices, and brown on medium high heat in fry pan
- Serve in soup
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.
The bottle I received from Emile Noël has a fruity, robust scent that makes me just want to dip my finger in it, or drink it, or dunk things in it. This company is pretty cool because not only are their products organic and non-GMO, but they mill a wide selection of organic virgin olive, nut, and seed oils. And they offer a variety of flavors including mild olive, robust olive, sesame, toasted sesame, sunflower, pumpkin seed, hazelnut, walnut, macadamia nut, sweet almond and sunflower oil spray. If you want a bottle you can find them at select Whole Foods Markets, Sprouts and various natural food stores. Or enter to win a bottle below!
What I Like
- Non-GMO, Fair Trade, Organic: They are all about a sustainable product! That is something I can get behind.
- Great flavor: They have a flavor for every style of cooking. I went with an extra virgin olive oil with robust flavor. They have a high standard of quality when selecting the olives for their oils to maintain their quality and flavor.
- Great packaging: I like to keep my oil in my fridge, I want enough to not always have to get more, but not such a huge bottle that it takes up too much fridge space. Their 34 ounce bottle is perfect!
- Quality: They say they offer superior quality and it is true. It takes 194 oz of olives to obtain 34 fl oz of this pure natural juice.
I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.
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