Early Summer Basil Soup

Be the first to review
READY IN: 1hr 40mins
Recipe by Aric Ross

A great soup for spring or early summer. Try to buy one of the large bunches of basil with a heady scent and pungent, peppery leaves.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the butter in a large pan, add the leeks and celery, cover, and sweat for 5-10 minutes over medium heat.
  2. Remove the lid, add the stock and lemon zest and juice.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, add the basil, and blend in a blender or food processor until smooth.
  5. Chill for 1 hour.
  6. Stir in the cream and adjust the seasoning to taste.
  7. Serve chilled, with a generous swirl of cream, and garnish with basil leaves.

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a