Tomato Basil Soup

Recipe by spatchcock
READY IN: 45mins


  • 1
    tablespoon olive oil
  • 1
    medium sweet onion, chopped
  • 1
    (14 1/2 ounce) can ground peeled tomatoes
  • 5
    cups vegetable stock or 5 cups chicken stock
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper (use kosher salt--much better!)
  • 12
    cup loosely packed fresh basil, thinly sliced
  • 2
    cloves garlic (crushed)


  • Heat the olive oil in a large soup pot over medium high heat.
  • Add the onion and garlic and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 10 minutes -- be careful not to burn garlic.
  • Add the tomatoes and the stock.
  • Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer.
  • Cook until soup is slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir in the basil.
  • Place the pot of soup directly in sink, and using a stick blender, blend until smooth.
  • Serve immediately.