Servings: 4

Fresh Tomato Basil Soup Recipe

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Fresh Tomato Basil Soup - quick and simple to make, made with fresh basil and tomatoes, great with a side of crusty bread or grilled cheese sandwiches. 
Fresh Tomato Basil Soup in a white ceramic bowl, bold color, topped with fresh basil.
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Ingredients

  • 2 lb tomatoes
  • 1 carrot diced
  • 2 cloves garlic (pressed)
  • 1/2 small onion diced — 1/2 cup
  • 2 tbsp butter — (can use olive oil)
  • 4 basil leaves for the soup + 4 basil leaves for garnishing
  • 1 cup heavy cream — (can use milk)
  • 3 cups chicken, vegetable stock or water — (can substitute with water and chicken bullion)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • salt to taste

Instructions

To peel the tomatoes:


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

    Make a small cross cut on the bottom of each tomato.

    Add tomatoes and boil for 1 minute. Take them out and rinse with cold water.

    Peel tomatoes and roughly chop. Use in the soup.

     

  2. Set a large sauce pan over medium heat and add butter. Sauté onion until tender. Add carrot and garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  3. Add sliced tomatoes,black pepper, thyme, oregano,basil leaves and chicken stock and cook for 20 minutes over medium heat , stirring frequently. Add sugar.
  4. Transfer soup to a blender and blend until smooth.
  5. Return soup to the pot and bring to a boil. Then reduce heat to low and mix in the heavy cream (or milk). You can run soup through a strainer before serving.
  6. Serve warm garnished with fresh basil.
Course: Soup
Cuisine: Italian

Nutrition Information

Calories: 360, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 102mg, Sodium: 348mg, Potassium: 594mg, Carbohydrates: 16g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 8g, Protein: 7g, Vitamin A: 4625%, Vitamin C: 20%, Calcium: 67%, Iron: 0.8%