Creamy Fresh Tomato Soup is the perfect solution for the abundance of tomatoes from your garden. It's super easy to make and is amazing hot, warm and even cold.
Heat olive oil in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onions and carrots; saute without browning for 10 minutes or until tender. Add garlic; cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.
Add tomatoes, sugar, tomato paste, basil, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil; lower heat to medium low and simmer uncovered for 40 minutes or until tomatoes are very tender.
Process soup through food mill into a bowl. Discard the dry pulp. (See Tip 1)
Rinse Dutch oven. Return soup to Dutch oven. Add cream; stir until combined. Reheat over low heat until hot. Garnish with croutons if desired.
Yield: 6 servings. (See Tip 2)