Tastes Just Like Zupas!
By Sydney Hill
I've decided to do a series of restaurant copycats. I did not go in to steal these recipes. I just want to make that clear before you picture me in a black ski mask going about these restaurants, sneaking into their recipe vaults. These are just things I have found from different people or the internet. Things that taste just like, or at least SUPER close to the original.
Airing today is a favorite of mine. Zupa's Cafe Tomato Basil Soup. It's one of their most requested.
I decided to try this specific one, because if you've ever had this soup from Zupa's, it has a sweet taste that's hard to pinpoint, but so amazing. The flavors blend so well. When I saw this recipe used apple juice, I thought that's probably what gives the unique flavor. I tried it and was thoroughly impressed. It's very similar and so so good!
Just so you know, while I was researching for this recipe, I did find one that used almonds. I think that one must be really good too; I might just have to try it, but this one is awesome. Trust me.
Zupa's Copycat Tomato Basil Soup
Calories per serving: 462
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 cup apple juice
1/2 medium onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
4 cups chopped fresh or canned tomatoes (or 1 qt home-canned tomatoes)
1 cup vegetable stock (or chicken broth)
1/3 cup orzo pasta
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1 pint heavy cream
1/4 cup butter
Recipe formatted with the Cook'n Recipe Software from DVO Enterprises.
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