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How To Make Homemade Tomato Basil Soup

Updated on November 7, 2017
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Ashi is a culinary consultant with 9 years of experience in the food industry. Ashi writes about food recipes, tips & secrets.

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Tomato Basil Soup is ready to serve.
Tomato Basil Soup is ready to serve.

Fresh tomato and basil are the all-time favorite winter or summer soup recipe. It can be served hot or cold in a bowl and can be made in numerous ways. You can prepare by removing fresh tomatoes skins then blend into a puree. It might be smooth in texture, and there are other recipes which include little pieces of tomato, cream and vegetable/chicken stock. Favorite toppings for tomato soup include croutons and cream with basil. Tomato soup is one of the best food recipes in the United States.

Cook Time

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 45 min
Yields: 4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Tomatoes, Peeled
  • 2 Cups Chicken Or Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • 1 Onion, Chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, Chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Chili Flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Cream
  • 1 Cup Basil, Chopped

Step-By-Step Instructions and Images for Making Tomato Basil Soup

  1. In a pan over medium to low flame, mix oil and butter. When butter has dissolved, add onions with salt, and cook till onions have completely cooked.
  2. Add garlic and chili flakes then cook for additional 5 to 6 minutes.
  3. Increase flame to medium then add tomatoes with their juices and cook around 12 minutes. Next, crush tomatoes with the back of the spoon.
  4. After that add the chicken or vegetable stock, vinegar and dark pepper and keep on cooking till tomatoes totally fall apart.
  5. Now remove from heat and utilize a blender to puree the soup.
  6. After that return to the low heat and gradually mix in the cream. You can change seasoning as required.
  7. Now add chopped basil and stir it well.
  8. Next, garnished with fresh basil and croutons. Finally, soup is ready to serve.
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Add butter in a pan. Add onions and cook till onions have completely softened.After that add salt. Add tomatoes with their juices and cook around 12 minutes. Next, add the chicken or vegetable stock.Cook well till tomatoes totally falls apart.Later, utilize a blender to puree the soup. After that add cream. Mix well for a couple of minutes and then pour the soup bowls.Finally, soup is ready to serve.
Add butter in a pan.
Add butter in a pan.
Add onions and cook till onions have completely softened.
Add onions and cook till onions have completely softened.
After that add salt.
After that add salt.
Add tomatoes with their juices and cook around 12 minutes.
Add tomatoes with their juices and cook around 12 minutes.
Next, add the chicken or vegetable stock.
Next, add the chicken or vegetable stock.
Cook well till tomatoes totally falls apart.
Cook well till tomatoes totally falls apart.
Later, utilize a blender to puree the soup.
Later, utilize a blender to puree the soup.
After that add cream.
After that add cream.
Mix well for a couple of minutes and then pour the soup bowls.
Mix well for a couple of minutes and then pour the soup bowls.
Finally, soup is ready to serve.
Finally, soup is ready to serve.

Nutritional Information of Tomato Basil Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4
Calories 470
Calories from Fat360
% Daily Value *
Fat 40 g62%
Carbohydrates 15 g5%
Protein 6 g12%
Cholesterol 138 mg46%
Sodium 205 mg9%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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      Ashi 2 months ago

      @Dora Weithers,

      Thank you very much, Dora :)

      Yeah, you are right Tomato soup is everyone's favorite :)

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      Dora Weithers 2 months ago from The Caribbean

      Thanks for the recipe. Tomato soup is favorite among both adults and children.

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      Ashi 2 months ago

      @peachy,

      Yes it is rainy days :)

      Make sure you try this :)

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      peachy 2 months ago from Home Sweet Home

      a great soup for rainy days