Tomato Basil Soup

Tomato Basil Soup


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About this recipe: This is the first time I tried to make my own tomato soup and it turned out really flavourful. Don't be put off if it's not as dark red as tinned tomato soup! Add a tablespoon of creme fraiche to each bowl before serving.


Serves: 4 

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion, minced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1.5 kg ripe tomatoes
  • 1.5 litres beef stock
  • 50g fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. Heat the oil in large saucepan over medium heat and cook the onions and garlic for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes. Cook for another 5 minutes. Add the stock and basil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Simmer for 20 minutes, puree the soup with a hand blender. If you prefer to have no tomato seeds in it - pour it through a fine sieve.

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Reviews (3)


Decided to try this as its one of the few Tomato soup recipes that didn't include cream / milk or butter. I followed the recipe in full apart from the addition of a little celery. I also substituted the beef stock for vegetable and I only had approx 20g of fresh basil so added a little dry basil. The soup is very very tasty - however it is way to thin / watery. I think that 1 litre of stock would have been enough. I also think that 50g of fresh basil would have been a little over powering. All said though very tasty - thank you for posting - 13 Nov 2012


I used this as more of a guide. I added celery and a tin of chickpeas and a red chilli finely chopped. I also used Vegetable stock instead of beef but only used about 600ml and I added a jar of passata. I blended it all and wow everyone loved it. - 26 Jun 2014


My first attempt at tomato soup so I read a few different recipes and decided to try this one but added 800ml of chicken stock instead of the beef. I then added a beef stock cube right at the end to enhance the flavour. Really tasty and even impressed my Son who isn't really a big soup fan, this will definitely be a regular make in our house. - 17 Jun 2016

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