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Sherried Tomato Basil Soup

with marinated feta

Sherried Tomato Basil Soup with Marinated Feta ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #soup #recipe

Tomato soup is one of those things I want to make every year. I was a little worried this year because of yoga teacher training … I haven’t had time to visit my parents like I normally do in August, which is where I usually get my ample supply of garden tomatoes. I told myself to trust that some fresh garden tomatoes would still make themselves available and sure enough, I had a friend at work that brought me a big bag of tomatoes from her garden. I couldn’t wait to make tomato soup!

I’ve made tomato soup in so many forms, but never have I made a tomato soup with heavy cream and sherry, like most people seem to do. So this year, I decided to try that. And yes, it was good. I gave half of it to my friend who gave me the tomatoes and quickly polished off the rest myself.

In case you’re curious, here are some of my other tomato soup excursions:

Now I’m wanting more tomato soup! I’m lucky that my parents just brought me some of their garden tomatoes. Their garden is coming to an end … they are cleaning it up this weekend. I’m a little sad that I missed the high point of garden season, but grateful that they shared the bit that they did with me. I wouldn’t have had time to do all the things I like to do with garden goodies this year, with all the work I’ve had for yoga teacher training.

I am content and grateful for what I have and reminding myself not to be greedy. I have enough.

Sherried Tomato Basil Soup w Marinated Feta

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: About 1 1/2 quarts of soup

Sherried Tomato Basil Soup w Marinated Feta


  • About 2 lb. fresh sweet garden tomatoes
  • 1 sweet onion, peeled & cut into large chunks
  • 1 - 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (even better if using olive oil from marinated cheese)
  • 1 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup sherry
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon bacon salt (or smoked salt)
  • 1 - 2 oz. marinated feta cheese (recipe here)
  • About 10 - 12 large basil leaves
  • For the top: a few drips of heavy cream, extra virgin olive oil, fresh basil leaves


  1. Heat a pot of water to boiling. Using tongs, gently add the tomatoes, a few at a time, and allow them to bathe in the water for 30 - 60 seconds or so before removing them with tongs to a clean kitchen towel. Let the tomatoes rest briefly to cool, then pull the peels off and cut out the core.
  2. In a mini food processor, chop the onion and garlic. Heat a medium saucepan over medium heat and add the butter and olive oil. Once the butter is melted and bubbly, add the onion and garlic and saute until the onion is soft and fragrant. Add the broth, tomatoes and bay leaf. Cover and let cook for 20 - 30 minutes or until the tomatoes have broken down. Remove from heat and let cool for a little bit, pulling out the bay leaf.
  3. Pour the tomato mixture into a blender with the rest of the soup ingredients. Blend until smooth. Pour back into the pot and heat just until hot (do not boil). Serve hot, topped with a few drips of cream, olive oil and a fresh basil leaf or two.


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Sherried Tomato Basil Soup with Marinated Feta ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #tomato #soup #recipe

This recipe was share at Foodie Friends Friday  and Weekend Potluck.

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8 Responses

  1. oh my I dont know what to make first now that tomato gnocchi soup sounds fabulous too but I want to try this one first!

    October 1, 2017 at 8:52 am

    • Ann

      You would ROCK the tomato gnocchi soup, Claudia! I hope you try it.

      October 2, 2017 at 7:31 pm

  2. Just so healthy and refreshing, and I wuzzzzzzz the birdies!! xo

    October 4, 2017 at 1:47 pm

  3. Your soup looks and sounds delicious!

    October 4, 2017 at 2:05 pm

  4. Christine from Christine's Pantry

    I love soup anytime of the year. Your soup looks and sounds good.

    October 4, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    • Ann

      I’m so with you, Christine! Thank you so much.

      October 9, 2017 at 8:16 pm

  5. O.K., you had me at “Sherried” and totally stole my soup loving heart with “Tomato Basil” and “Marinated Feta”! Pinned, sharing, and dying to taste it! 🙂

    October 7, 2017 at 1:14 am

    • Ann

      You’re such a sweetheart, Michele! Thank you dear. I hope you try the soup. <3

      October 9, 2017 at 8:16 pm