Whether a cool chill is still in the air or simply in need of cozy comfort soup-and-sammie combo, our Chunky Tomato Soup and Mini Grilled Cheese Skewers cover all the right bases. Soup’s on!
Prepared in 35 minutes or less.
For the Hearty Tomato Soup:
For the Mini Grilled Cheese Skewers:
In a large pot over medium high heat, melt butter. Add onion, shallot, carrots and garlic. Cook until tender, approximately 3-5 minutes. Add crushed tomatoes, Butter beans, Bay leaf, herbs, lemon zest, juice and seasonings. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 25-30 minutes. Discard Bay leaf and in small batches puree soup into a food processor. Blend until creamy. Return soup to a pot and heat on simmer until ready to serve. Garnish with chopped herbs and mini grilled cheese skewers. Serves 4-6.
Gently spread butter on 1 side of each Pullman bread slice. Arrange 3 slices bread, buttered side down, on work surface, and place 2 slices cheese and 1 teaspoon of the basil leaves on each bread slice. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered sides up. In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook sandwiches one at a time over medium heat, flipping once, until golden brown exterior and gooey melted cheese on the interior. Allow to cool 2 minutes. Cut each sandwich into 6 squares. Place 2 sandwich squares onto each skewer. Place skewers atop soup bowls. **You can substitute bread with a seeded, whole grain or Ezekiel variety.