Monday, October 11, 2010

Creamy Tomato Basil soup



Tomato Basil Soup
The secret to a delicious tasting Tomato Basil soup is in the freshness of the ingredients since this is a very simple soup prepared with very few spices .



Ingredients :
4 vine ripened red tomatoes chopped
1 can of organic tomato sauce ( not ketchup )
1/2 cup carrot puree/juice
3 tbsp heavy cream
1/4 th cup chopped fresh basil leaves
1 cup  vegetable stock.
1 shallot
2 cloves of garlic finely grated
salt to taste
1 tbsp black pepper
1 tbsp olive oil 
2 tbsp fresh Italian Parsley (to garnish)

Italian Basil growing in  my backyard





Fresh tomatoes from my backyard

Directions :
Heat olive oil in a non- stick pan .Add the finely sliced shallot and sautee till transluscent.Add the garlic and saute for a few seconds. Now add the chopped tomatoes ,salt  and pepper and roast for 5-7 mins.Add the tomato sauce ,vegetable stock and  carrot puree (this helps to cut down the sourness of the tomatoes and also adds a delicious flavor and nutrition to the soup) and simmer on a low flame for 10 mins till soup starts bubbling.Add the fresh  cream and chopped basil leaves .Simmer for another 2 mins. Garnish with chopped Italian parsley. Serve hot with grilled cheese toast.

13 comments:

  1. Wow..looks so yumm. Tomato with fresh basil. I cant wait to try out.
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  2. hey the recipe with home grown herb and fruit sounds divine !

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  3. Delicious..And moreover fresh from the backyard?Wow...!

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  4. That looks yummy and healthy too..

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  5. Refreshing soup with fresh ingredients...looks delicious.

    Pushpa @ simplehomefood.com

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  6. mouthwatering soupu are right if everything is fresh it enhance the tatse

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  7. Tomatoes and basil looks gorgeous.. great soup..

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  8. Love your little basil in the backyard and an awesome soup for the eyes.

    Aaha Oho

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  9. Loved browsing thro' ur space and glad to follow u:) very comforting soup.

    Chitchat

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