Creamy Tomato Basil Soup: Warm Comfort
There’s something undeniably comforting about a steaming bowl of creamy tomato basil soup. It’s a symphony of flavors that warms you from the inside out, making it a perfect choice for cozy evenings or chilly afternoons. This recipe takes the classic tomato soup to new heights with the addition of velvety smooth textures and aromatic basil undertones.
- 4 large tomatoes, ripe and juicy
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 2 cups vegetable broth
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Start by blanching the tomatoes. Score the base of each tomato with a shallow ‘X’ and drop them into boiling water for about 30 seconds. Remove and place them in an ice bath. Peel the skin, remove the seeds, and roughly chop the flesh.
- In a pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onions until they turn translucent, then add the minced garlic and cook for another minute.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and half of the basil leaves to the pot. Cook for 5-7 minutes until the tomatoes break down and release their juices.
- Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Allow it to cook for another 10 minutes.
- Using an immersion blender, carefully blend the soup until smooth and creamy. Return the pot to the heat and add the heavy cream, stirring to combine.
- Chop the remaining basil leaves finely and add them to the soup. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
- Let the soup simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes, allowing all the flavors to meld together beautifully.
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 30 minutes | Total time: 45 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
A comforting and creamy tomato basil soup with the perfect blend of flavors and textures to warm your soul.
Nutrition information: Calories: 240 | Fat: 18g | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g
There’s nothing quite like a bowl of homemade tomato basil soup to bring comfort and warmth. As you ladle the creamy goodness into your favorite soup bowl, you’ll be greeted by the inviting aroma of tomatoes and basil. Each spoonful is a journey through rich flavors and soothing textures, a symphony that speaks of comfort and contentment. Whether you’re enjoying it as a quick weeknight dinner or sharing it with loved ones during gatherings, this creamy tomato basil soup is a timeless classic that always hits the right spot. So, gather your ingredients, set the pot on the stove, and let the magic of this heartwarming soup fill your home.