Creamy Tomato Basil Soup | Comfort in a Bowl
Velvety, rich, and brimming with the timeless combination of ripe tomatoes and aromatic basil, our Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is the ultimate comfort dish. As a chef dedicated to culinary excellence, I’m excited to share this cherished recipe that has warmed countless hearts around the dinner table.
- 4 large ripe tomatoes, cored and diced
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Saute the chopped onion and minced garlic in olive oil until translucent.
- Add the diced tomatoes and cook until they soften and release their juices.
- Toss in the fresh basil leaves and stir until wilted and aromatic.
- Pour in the vegetable broth and let the mixture simmer for 15-20 minutes.
- Use an immersion blender to carefully puree the soup until smooth.
- Stir in the heavy cream, and let the soup gently simmer for an additional 5 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper, adjusting to your taste.
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes
Yields: 6 servings
Creamy Tomato Basil Soup is a luscious blend of garden-fresh tomatoes and aromatic basil, elevated to perfection with the indulgence of heavy cream.
Nutrition per serving: Calories: 220 | Total Fat: 15g | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 4g
As you take your first spoonful of this Creamy Tomato Basil Soup, the warmth and harmony of flavors will embrace you like a familiar hug. It’s not just a dish; it’s a journey back to the simplicity and comfort of home-cooked meals. Whether savored alone with a book or shared with loved ones, this soup is a reminder that great food nurtures both body and soul. So, gather your ingredients, embark on this culinary adventure, and relish the symphony of taste that is Creamy Tomato Basil Soup.