Tomato Cayenne Soup


... that the substance that makes cayenne peppers hot - "capsaicin" - is also really good for your health? Studies have found that cayenne peppers significantly reduce blood cholesterol. In fact, cultures that include hot peppers in their diet have a much lower rate of heart attack and stroke.

 Tomato Cayenne Soup


  • ¼ cup (½ stick) unsalted butter & 1 Tab. Olive Oil
  • 10 basil leaves chopped fine
  • 1 medium white onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 plumb tomatoes chopped
  • 6 whole tomatoes cubed/diced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 cups vegetable stock,


1.Use all of the unsalted butter plus olive oil to sauté onion until onion is tender and slightly brown (approx. 12 minutes).

  1. add to hot onions the chopped tomatoes, cayenne& garlic, stir over medium heat for an additional 5 minutes.
  2. Pour warm onion/tomato mixture into a blender and puree & vegetable stock
  3. Return entire mix to stove top and salt to taste.

Serve with Seasoned Croutons or a Grilled Cheese Sandwich!