Well, the flying tomato did it again! I will never forget watching the 2006 winter games and seeing Shaun White win his first gold medal.
Wow, that seems like such a long time ago!!
He was inspiring then and continues to inspire us today. Even this week, my husband and I were glued to the TV and cried right along with him in celebration. Back then, they called him, “The flying tomato” and that name inspired this week’s recipe : Tomato basil and white bean soup. =)
This is the perfect soup to enjoy while watching the winter games. It’s also the season of Lent, so if you’re following the no meat rule on Fridays, this would be a great recipe. I also find that most tomato basil recipes contain dairy, which I love, but I know for people who have allergies, they need alternatives. The white beans in this soup provide a nice creamy texture when using a blender to puree the ingredients.