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.


  1. Wow..looks so yumm. Tomato with fresh basil. I cant wait to try out.

  2. hey the recipe with home grown herb and fruit sounds divine !

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

  4. That looks yummy and healthy too..

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

    Pushpa @

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

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

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

    Aaha Oho

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