A satiating variation of your classic tomato brew, Tomato Basil Soup Recipe is indeed the best comfort food! Additionally, it is very easy to make this fresh Creamy Tomato Basil Soup from scratch and it’s vegan as well. So, here is how to make Basil Tomato Soup Recipe at home.
The weather has changed drastically in the last few days and there is a slight nip in the air in Pune. To celebrate the season and my everlasting love for fresh tomatoes, I made some Tomato Basil Soup. Unlike the canned tomato soups which are often thin and watery, I any day prefer making a homemade chunky, fresh tomato basil soup.
Tomato Basil Soup Recipe is an outright comfort food. Love tomato soup or hate it, this homemade soup is too fresh and delicious to resist! Furthermore, as a winter starter, it tastes hearty and outstanding.
With humble ingredients like tomatoes, fresh basil, you get to relish this flavourful roasted tomato basil soup within 45 minutes. Therefore, say bye to the readymade soups already!
I get a produce of fresh tomatoes often in my garden. Hence, I always look for ways to make something healthy using them. Come winter and what better than using tomatoes to make Tomato Basil Soup with cream, eh?
Benefits of Drinking Tomato Soup
- Tomato Soup contains lycopene which is essentially an antioxidant. Furthermore, it helps you combat various diseases.
- Every time you sip Tomato Soup, you get enriched with copper as well as selenium which are great for the blood vessels and even the thyroid gland.
- Moreover, it also contains a significant amount of vitamin A and vitamin C that are important for tissue growth.
What to serve with Tomato and Basil Soup?
All done within 45 minutes, this homemade, hearty Cream of Tomato Basil Soup can be enjoyed it with Za’atar Spiced Pita Chips or Grilled Cheese Sandwich on the side. Or else, simply garnish this soup with red pepper flakes, dollop of heavy cream or sour cream. That’s it!
I also like to serve it with some buttered toast for a simple meal. So, note down my recipe for this delicious Tomato Basil Soup?
What makes Tomato Basil Soup mind-blowing?
The Choicest Ingredients: Using fresh tomatoes, basil, vegetable stock so adds up to the overall flavours of this soup.
Its simplicity: Trust me, it is one of the easiest winter recipes. Bring the tomato and ingredients mix to a boil, season it with salt and pepper and you are good to go.
Amazing to pair with any meal: As this soup is incredibly toothsome, you may serve it with Grilled Cheese Sandwich, Sheet Pan Spicy Korean Chicken,
In sickness or in sheer bliss, a piping hot bowl of Tomato Basil Soup will sure act as an elixir and lift up your spirits. Make it a staple this winter and enjoy it with a garnish of cream cheese, red chilli flakes or heavy cream. Do read its recipe to try it out:
This Creamy Tomato Basil Soup Recipe is
- Easy To make
- From Scratch
- Dairy Free
- Gluten Free
- Whole 30
Tomato Basil Soup Ingredients
This soup requires very basic ingredients which are generally available at home.
Since all the flavour comes from tomato in this soup, make sure to use to use the best tomatoes available. If possible, Roma tomatoes or plum tomatoes are my choice of tomatoes to make this soup. But feel free to use any which are easily available to you.
You will need some onion, ginger and garlic. I used red onion but you can use white onion too.
Vegetable Stock brings out the flavour in this soup. Try to use a homemade one or use the best one available. You can also replace it with chicken or beef stock if you wish to.
I add a small piece of beetroot to this soup for the lovely colour. You can choose to skip it.
If you are not planning to make it vegan, then add some fresh cream to the soup to make it even more creamier.
You can also some parmesan cheese to the soup for added flavour.
If you want to make the thicker, then make a roux and add it in the soup.
How to make Tomato Basil Soup in Slow Cooker?
To make this soup in slow cooker, add all the ingredients in the pot of the slow cooker. Cover the lid and cook the soup on low for 6-8 hours. Using an immersion blender, blend the soup until smooth. Serve hot.
How to make Tomato Basil Soup in Instant Pot?
Press the saute button on the Instant Pot. Add olive oil, onion, ginger and garlic and saute for 5 to 6 minutes. Add tomatoes, stock, beetroot, basil, salt and pepper into the Instant Pot. Cover the lid and press PRESSURE COOK. Set the timer to 15 minutes. Once the timer goes of, let the pressure release naturally and then open the lid. Blend the soup once it has cooled slightly.
How to make Roasted Tomato Basil Soup?
To make roasted tomato soup, cut the tomatoes into big chunks. Line them on a baking tray and spray with olive oil. Sprinkle salat and pepper. Bake the tomatoes for 25-30 minutes until lightly charred. Remove the tray from the oven and let the tomatoes cool down. Peel off the skin from them and use in the soup.
How to make Tomato and Basil Soup with Chicken?
Add some boiled and shredded or grilled chicken to the soup after pureeing it. Replace the veg stock with chicken stock.
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How to make Tomato Basil Soup Step by Step
Heat olive oil in a pan.
When the oil is hot, add ginger and garlic and fry for a few seconds.
Add onion and fry till translucent.
Add tomato, beetroot and vegetables stock and cover the pan.
Cook for 15-20 minutes on medium heat.
Remove the pan from heat and let the mixture cool. Blend the mixture in a blender along with basil leaves to make a smooth puree.
Heat the soup again in the pan for a minute. Add salt and black pepper and cook for another minute.
Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
Tomato Basil Soup
A satiating variation of your classic tomato brew, Tomato Basil Soup Recipe is indeed the best comfort food!
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 2 tsp Ginger Chopped
- 2 tsp Garlic Chopped
- 1/2 cup Onion Chopped
- 2 cups Tomato Chopped
- 2 cups Vegetable stock
- 1 inch Beet root
- 3-4 leaves Fresh basil
- Salt to taste
- 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
- Heat olive oil in a pan.
- When the oil is hot, add ginger and garlic and fry for a few seconds.
- Add onion and fry till translucent.
- Add tomato, beetroot and vegetables stock and cover the pan.
- Cook for 15-20 minutes on medium heat.
- Remove the pan from heat and let the mixture cool.
- Blend the mixture in a blender along with basil leaves to make a smooth puree.
- Heat the soup again in the pan for a minute.
Add salt and black pepper and cook for another minute.
Garnish with basil leaves.
- Serve hot.
Add little heavy cream once the soup is cooked to give it more creamy texture.
You can replace vegetable stock with chicken stock if you wish to.
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