Easy Tomato Basil Soup



Easy Tomato Basil Soup

There’s something comforting about a bowl of homemade tomato basil soup. The rich aroma of ripe tomatoes, the earthy scent of fresh basil leaves – this easy recipe is a true classic that warms both body and soul. As a chef who’s passionate about delightful yet simple recipes, I’m excited to share this timeless dish with you.

Ingredients

  • 4 large tomatoes, ripe and plump
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, tightly packed
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by blanching the tomatoes. Score the bottoms with a shallow “X” and place them in boiling water for about 30 seconds, then transfer to an ice bath. Peel off the skins, remove the cores, and roughly chop the tomatoes.
  2. In a pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Sauté the chopped onion until translucent, then add the minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
  3. Add the chopped tomatoes and vegetable broth to the pot. Bring to a simmer and let it cook for 15-20 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld.
  4. Stir in the fresh basil leaves and season with salt and pepper. Let the soup cool slightly before using an immersion blender to puree it until smooth.
  5. Return the soup to low heat and stir in the heavy cream, letting it heat through without boiling.
  6. Serve the soup hot, garnished with a sprig of basil. Pair with your favorite crusty bread or a side salad for a satisfying meal.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 4 servings

A comforting and creamy tomato basil soup with the perfect balance of flavors. This easy recipe is a must-try for soup lovers.

Nutrition information: Calories: 180, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 12g

Whether enjoyed as a light lunch or a cozy dinner, this Easy Tomato Basil Soup brings a touch of elegance to any table. The sweetness of ripe tomatoes dances harmoniously with the aromatic basil, creating a symphony of flavors that’s hard to resist. This recipe strikes the ideal balance between simplicity and indulgence, making it a favorite for both family meals and gatherings with friends. Each spoonful is a reminder of the joy of savoring uncomplicated, yet incredibly delicious, food. So, gather your ingredients and let’s create a heartwarming bowl of comfort that never goes out of style.

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