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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Return the soup to low heat and stir in the heavy cream, letting it heat through without boiling.
- 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.