There was a time in college where, every Friday for lunch, some of my very best girlfriends and I would head to a particular chain Italian restaurant and gorge ourselves on soup, salad, and breadsticks. This tomato basil bisque with an Italian chopped salad reminds me of those wonderful lunches spent laughing with my friends! You just need to add some breadsticks. This tomato basil bisque is also ah-maze-ing with some grilled cheese for dippin’.
If you have access to fresh basil, that makes for the best flavor in the soup, but please don’t
waste spend your hard-earned money on those anemic clamshell boxes of basil that the grocery store tries to sell for $5 each in the winter. Dried will do just fine.