Tomato And Basil Soup


A simple, tasty and cheap recipe for an old favourite: tomato and basil soup. Recipe for 4 people, ready in 20 minutes. Delicious with toasted baguette.

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Tomato and basil soup
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2014-12-08, this recipe is for 4 people and takes 20 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 23-08-2023

20 minutes 4 people Starters
Tomato and basil soup


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  • 1 shallot
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1.2 kg chopped canned tomatoes
  • Half a litre vegetable stock
  • Handful of fresh basil
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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  • Stick blender, or regular blender
  • Large frying pan
  • Large saucepan
  • Chef's knife
  • Chopping board

Tomato And Basil Soup

20 minutes 4 people Starters

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Preparation – 5 minutes

Chop the shallot and garlic cloves into fine pieces and open the cans of diced tomatoes. Prepare half a litre of vegetable stock, which you can make with stock cubes.

Tomato and basil soup
Tomato and basil soup

Finishing the tomato and basil soup – 15 minutes

Add a dash of olive oil to a large saucepan and sauté the garlic and shallot until translucent. Add the chopped tomato and the vegetable stock. Bring to a boil, simmer for 5 minutes, then add the basil leaves.

Purée into a smooth soup using a stick blender. Season with salt and pepper. Serve the soup with a toasted baguette, if you like. Enjoy your meal!

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Tomato And Basil Soup: frequently asked questions

What are the main ingredients needed for a basic tomato and basil soup?

The main ingredients for a basic tomato and basil soup include ripe tomatoes, vegetable stock (or water), fresh basil leaves, onions, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

How do I make a creamy version of tomato and basil soup?

To make a creamy tomato and basil soup, you can add a splash of double cream or coconut milk. After blending the soup until smooth, stir in the cream or coconut milk to achieve a rich and velvety texture.

Can I freeze tomato and basil soup for later use?

Absolutely! Tomato and basil soup freezes well and is perfect to be enjoyed at a later date. Allow the soup to cool completely before transferring it to airtight containers or freezer-safe bags. When you're ready to enjoy it, thaw and reheat on the stovetop, adjusting the seasoning if needed. You'll have a comforting bowl of tomato and basil soup in no time.