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Two bowls of Tomato Basil Soup.

Tomato Basil Soup

With layers of flavors, this Tomato Basil Soup recipe is an easy and comforting dinner. Using both fresh and San Marzano tomatoes creates a naturally thick, healthy and crazy flavorful soup.
Course Lunch/Dinner, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Easy Tomato Basil Soup, Tomato Soup With Fresh Tomatoes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 281 kcal
Author Heather

Ingredients

  • 1 pint grape tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 med onion *diced, about 1- 1 1/2 cups
  • 4 large garlic cloves *minced
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tbsp dried basil *optional
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 28 oz can San Marzano tomatoes
  • 4 inch parmesan rind
  • 32 oz chicken stock
  • 15-20 leaves fresh basil *julienned
  • salt and peper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400℉. Place washed grape tomatoes on a cookie sheet (without oil) and bake until tomatoes start to burst and become slightly roasted, about 20- 30 mins.

    Roasted Grape Tomaotes for Tomato Basil Soup
  2. Meanwhile heat a coated or non reactive dutch oven over medium/high heat. Once heated turn heat down to medium. Add olive oil, butter and onions and sauté to a medium caramelization, stirring occasionally. 

    Caramelized Onions for Tomato Basil Soup
  3. Add garlic, oregano, dried basil and tomato paste to caramelized onions. Cook for another 1-2 mins, stirring well. 

  4. Add canned tomatoes, grape tomatoes and broth to dutch oven, stir well. Add in parmesan rind. Bring to a rolling boil over medium/high heat and then lower heat to a simmer for 30 mins. 

    Parmesan Rind In The Cooking of Tomaot Basil Soup
  5. Once simmered, remove parmesan rind and blend either using an immersion blender or standing blender. 

    Blending Tomato Basil Soup with an Immersion Blender
  6. Add julienned basil and simmer for an additional 5 mins. Salt and pepper individual bowls to taste. 

    Julienned Basil for Tomato Basil Soup

Recipe Notes

*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.*

Nutrition Facts
Tomato Basil Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 281 Calories from Fat 369
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 41g 63%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 614mg 26%
Potassium 625mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 15g
Protein 30g 60%
Vitamin A 84.4%
Vitamin C 27.4%
Calcium 142.7%
Iron 9.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.