Perfect Pairing: Grilled cheese
Is there any food more comforting than a really good bowl of tomato soup and grilled cheese? It is a classic combination that will never go out of style. My mom got this recipe from her dear friend years ago and it has been a family favorite ever since.
This tomato bisque is very deceiving because it tastes like it would take a lot of time and work to make, but it is done in a matter of minutes. It could not be easier. It tastes like it is full of cream but the creaminess comes from low fat buttermilk, which adds just a small amount of fat.
The Perfect Pairing for tomato bisque is, of course, a grilled cheese sandwich. Make it fancy or keep it simple, it will be delicious alongside this soup.
Adapted by Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing from Southern Living
· 2 cans (10 ¾ oz, each) condensed tomato soup
· 1 can (15 oz) oregano and basil flavored diced tomatoes, undrained
· 2 ½ cups low fat buttermilk
· Salt and pepper to taste
· 10 leaves of basil, julienned
Combine the first three ingredients in a pot over medium heat, stirring often, until thoroughly heated. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve bisque topped with shredded basil.