Since the opening of its first Souplantation in 1978 in San Diego, California, Garden Fresh Restaurant Corporation has expanded to 61 salad buffet restaurants with locations in Southern California, where they are known as Souplantation, and in Northern California and ten other states, where they are known as Sweet Tomatoes. Differing in name only, the restaurants are known for their abundance of fresh, great tasting salad selections, soups, bakery items, pastas and desserts in a self-serve format, set in a casual dining atmosphere.
Souplantation Copycat Recipe
1 tablespoon butter
1 pound peeled and deveined medium or large shrimp, chopped
kosher salt and black pepper
2 (14.5 oz.) can tomato soup
1 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Season shrimp with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook, tossing occasionally, until opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes; transfer to plate.
Add the tomato soup and the heavy cream, and simmer until heated through and slightly thickened, 4 to 5 minutes. Ladle the soup into bowls and top with the shrimp and the chives.