Creamy Heirloom Tomato-Basil Chowder

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 Ingredients:

 
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
½ Cup Finely Chopped Onions
2 Garlic Cloves-thinly sliced
1 ½ Cups Half and Half
1 ¼Cups Peeled, ¼” Diced Potatoes-any favorite variety
1 ½Cups Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes-sliced in half
6 Basil Leaves-cut into fine strips
To Taste: Salt and Black Pepper
 
Directions:
 
Heat a heavy bottom soup pot over medium heat. Add the olive oil and onions.
Cook for about 3 minutes or until softened. 
Add the garlic and cook another 30 seconds, do not brown.
Add the half and half and bring a simmer. 
Add the diced potatoes and cook simmering with a cover, stirring occasionally until the potatoes are just tender.
Finish by stirring in the tomatoes, the basil, and seasoning to taste with salt and pepper.
 
Serves 4 or more
 
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