Homemade Fresh Tomato Basil Soup
Picture yourself on a warm summer day, strolling through a vibrant garden where the aroma of ripe tomatoes and fragrant basil dances on the breeze. Now, imagine capturing that essence in a bowl – that’s exactly what our Homemade Fresh Tomato Basil Soup brings to your table. It’s a symphony of flavors that celebrates the beauty of simple, seasonal ingredients.
- 4 cups fresh tomatoes, peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1 onion, finely diced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 cups vegetable broth
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add diced onions and minced garlic, sautéing until translucent.
- Add the chopped tomatoes and cook until they start to break down, releasing their juices and creating a rich aroma.
- Toss in the fresh basil leaves, enjoying the herbal fragrance that fills the air.
- Pour in the vegetable broth and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer. Let it cook for 15-20 minutes.
- Using an immersion blender, carefully blend the soup until smooth. If you prefer a chunkier texture, you can skip this step or blend partially.
- Stir in the heavy cream, adding a touch of indulgence and velvety smoothness to the soup.
- Season with salt and pepper, enhancing the flavors of the tomatoes and basil.
- Serve the soup hot, garnished with a sprig of fresh basil. Every spoonful is a journey through the sun-kissed flavors of summer.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
Homemade Fresh Tomato Basil Soup is a celebration of seasonal ingredients, marrying the essence of ripe tomatoes and fragrant basil in a bowl of comfort and flavor.
Nutrition information: Calories per serving – 180 | Fat – 10g | Carbohydrates – 20g | Protein – 4g
Picture yourself relishing each spoonful of this exquisite soup, the vibrant red hue reminding you of the summer sunsets. As you savor the delicate balance of sweet tomatoes and aromatic basil, you’re transported to that tranquil garden where this culinary journey began. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch or a delightful appetizer, this Homemade Fresh Tomato Basil Soup encapsulates the magic of seasonal cooking and the joy of savoring nature’s bounty.