Hey guys! I’m super excited to introduce you to Dietitians Stacie Hassing and Jessica Beacom of Simply Nourished Recipes for a really fun guest post today. Stacie and I connected last summer over Instagram, and I literally drool over her and Jessica’s pictures every time they post something new! Um, hello. Just take a look at their food pictures and it makes you want to dive right in. One of my favorites? Their Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread. Uggghhh I can’t even. Somebody wanna make this and deliver it to me since I’m still snowed in? Kthanks. You guys rock.
Hey new friends, we’re Jessica and Stacie, the Registered Dietitians/Nutritionists behind Simply Nourished. We’re quite excited to be here with you and share with you a recipe that take just 20 minutes to make. Yes, you read that right..just 20 minutes!
Our mission is create simple, and tasty gluten-free and paleo-friendly recipes for everyday life. We’ve combined our love of nutrition, health and real food with the concepts of ease and convenience to bring you delicious dishes that are big on flavor but short on ingredients. We do our very best to stick to less than 10-ingredients per recipe as well as feature wholesome, nourishing and seasonal foods so you can eat well all year round without sacrificing taste.
In addition to recipes, on our blog, we share bits and pieces of our personal health journey as well as let our nerdy dietitian side shine through too with sharing abundance of nutrition & lifestyle tips that can easily be applied to everyday life. You’ll find we’re pretty big on gut health and fermenting food! We’ve always got somethin’ a bubblin’ away on our kitchen counters such as our favorite, Fermented Carrot Sticks with Dill. Like Dana, we strive to help individuals like yourself live a healthier, happier and more peaceful life from the inside out.
You can learn more about us and what we’re all about over on Instagram. We love Instragram…that’s how we met Dana!
Now let’s get to this recipe, shall we?!
Do you remember tomato soup from a can? Bland, watery, kinda tasted like metal? Well, this isn’t that. And if you’ve ever shied away from a bowl of tomato soup because you’ve got some red and white can PTSD, then you really need to give this rich and creamy Tomato-Basil Soup a try.
Beside, what have you got to lose? It’s just 5 ingredients (not counting salt, pepper and olive oil) and takes only 20 minutes to make.
This super simple, creamy-without-the-cream soup is fabulous on it’s own but it’s also easy to dress it up with a little truffle salt and some diced avocados or crispy pan-fried shallots. If you toss in a handful of leftover cooked protein like shredded chicken or grilled shrimp you’re pretty close to having a balanced meal – just add a salad or roasted veggies and you’re done.
- 1 Tbsp. olive oil + more for drizzling
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 4-6 basil leaves, torn or chopped + more for garnish (may substitute 1-2 tsp. dried basil)
- 2 28-ounce can or jar of no-salt added diced tomatoes
- 4 tsp. balsamic vinegar
- Sea salt and pepper to taste
- Place a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add oil. When oil is hot, add onion and cook 4 minutes until slightly soft, stirring occasionally.
- Add garlic and cook an additional 30 seconds or until fragrant. If using dried basil, stir it in now.
- Add tomatoes and their juice and bring to a boil.
- Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
- Transfer to a blender container, add the balsamic vinegar and basil leaves, and blend until desired consistency.
- Taste and season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with chopped basil and drizzle with additional olive oil, if desired.
Looking for more insanely delicious soup recipes? Here’s one of our <10 ingredient, Whole 30-friendly, stovetop soup recipes that we shared on our blog; Italian Harvest Soup. Or check out the soup Dana swapped with us; Coconut Red Curry Shrimp Soup…because who doesn’t love curry?!
Jessica Beacom and Stacie Hassing are the Registered Dietitian Nutritionists behind Simply Nourished. Their recipes are designed to be big on taste and short on ingredients so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing what you love. You can find more recipes and healthy eating inspiration on their blog at Simply Nourished Recipes.
Check out Stacie and Jessica on Social Media!
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/staciehassing.dietitian/ and https://www.instagram.com/jessicabeacom.dietitian/