Provençal Tomato Soup

Serves 4

Fresh goat cheese, crumbled on top, adds a surprising tangy creaminess and elevates this simple soup into something that is definitely worthy of a dinner party. If you prefer, you can sprinkle the soup with feta or grated Parmigiano-Reggiano instead.

Preparation Method

Place the chicken (or vegetable) broth, tomatoes, vermouth, tomato paste, salt, dried basil, fennel seeds, oregano, thyme, pepper, sugar, fresh basil, and the sautéed onion and garlic in the blender. Select the SOUP setting. Once the cycle finishes, divide the soup among bowls. Sprinkle goat cheese over the top and serve.