Fresh Tomato Basil Soup

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

Another fabulous recipe from Use fresh, ripe tomatoes for a full flavour. This low-cal, heartwarming soup is great served with freshly toasted crusty bread.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large pot of boiling water, blanch the ripe tomatoes for 10 seconds.
  2. Transfer to colander; cool slightly and peel off skin.
  3. Cut tomatoes in half; remove seeds and chop.
  4. In a medium saucepan, cook the onion in olive oil over medium heat, stirring frequently, until golden brown, about 4 minutes.
  5. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute longer.
  6. Add the chopped tomatoes and cook uncovered over medium heat for 20 minutes (If using canned tomatoes, decrease cooking time to 10 minutes).
  7. Spoon 3/4 of mixture into food processor or blender container; puree until smooth.
  8. Return to saucepan, and add red pepper, basil and milk to the soup.
  9. Heat until hot but do not boil.
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Divide the soup into two warm bowls and serve immediately.
  12. Garnish with fresh basil leaves, if desired.
  13. As stated use only the soy milk for the Vegan version.


Most Helpful

This was excellent and easy to make. I added chopped celery and some chopped summer summer squash. I did not puree the whole thing. We like a little chew to our soups. I did not remove the seeds either.You do not even notice them.

dollyronda September 25, 2012

This was pretty tasty. I didn't bother removing the seeds out of the tomatoes as I don't even know where to begin to do it, and because I was using a variety of tomatoes from our garden. (plum, roma, and burpee, I think!) Anyway, I also cheated and just mashed all the ingredients w/ a potato masher in the pot, instead of blending it - turned out quite nice! Next time I will cook it longer and use more basil, since we love spices and herbs. Thanks for a keeper recipe.

Rachie P September 25, 2009

I added about 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil, reduced the milk to one cup fat free milk and I did not puree the mixture for a more chunky soup. Really good with grilled cheese sandwiches. I'll make this again.

lhoerth September 15, 2009

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