Tomato Basil Soup

picture of tomato soup with spoon

Homemade Tomato Soup

Ingredients:

  • 1 Medium Onion, diced
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbsp Butter (or margarine)
  • 4 Medium Tomatoes, chopped1
  • 1 Cup Chicken Stock
  • 1 Cup Milk (or cream)
  • 1 tbsp Tomato Paste (or ketchup)
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Basil, chopped
  • Fresh Basil Leaves (to garnish)

Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a large sauce pan or frying pan at medium heat.
  2. Add onion and stir until translucent.
  3. Add garlic and tomato paste.
  4. Add Tomatoes and chicken stock.
  5. Simmer until tomatoes are softened (about 15 minutes).
  6. Remove from heat.
  7. Add chopped basil.
  8. Transfer to a blender (or use an immersion blender) and blend until smooth.
  9. Return to sauce pan and place back on heat.
  10. Add milk.  Simmer for another 5 minutes.
  11. Pour into bowls, garnish and serve.

(Makes 2 servings)

 

Notes:

1. Some people might prefer removing the tomato skins and seeds.  I keep everything.  Once blended you’ll never notice the difference and you don’t loose any nutrients.

picture of tomato soup

Tomato Soup

2 comments on “Tomato Basil Soup
  1. Janet Stewart says:

    I tried the tomato soup and it was delicious. I left all the seeds and skins as you suggested and after using the immersion blender you did not know they were there. My favourite soup is bean and bacon. It is a great soup to freeze. I also liked your article on beets. I like beets cooked and sliced with a little sour cream and dill.

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