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This quick and easy creamy tomato basil soup is what I crave when I’m not feeling well, stressed out, or just want a bit of “yum” in my day? My comfort food has always been a grilled cheese sandwich with tomato soup. In fact, I think I ate that meal almost every single day for my second pregnancy. Other foods did not appeal to me at all but a gooey grilled cheese sandwich and a can of tomato soup hit the spot. This easy tomato soup recipe is creamy comfort food loaded with canned tomatoes and plenty of garlic, basil and onion.
This tomato basil soup recipe has no cream!
While I have been known to buy tomato soup in a can from the grocery store on occasion, I have also made my own many times as well. However, most of my tomato soup recipes require dairy. The fat from whole cream just gives tomato soup an amazing taste and mouth feel.
While I love cream, I don’t always have it in the house. If you don’t, replace the dairy in this tomato soup recipe with full fat coconut milk. Low and behold, you have a delicious tomato soup that is dairy free! I started with canned tomatoes since that is all I currently have on hand but during the summer if you have a bumper crop of tomatoes you can make it from fresh ones, too.
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How do you make tomato soup from scratch?
Making tomato soup from scratch is easy. All you need is a large pot for simmering your homemade soup in and a few simple ingredients. I always start with fresh onion and plenty of garlic, basil and other spices. Canned tomatoes make up the base of this easy soup because that is what I always have on hand.
Like this Creamy Tomato Soup with Basil recipe? Try these homemade soups, too:
- Middle Eastern Inspired Pureed Vegetable Soup Recipe : This pureed vegetable soup recipe is loaded with healthy vegetables and made creamy with the addition of coconut milk.
- Vegan Creamy Carrot Soup Recipe with Curry and Coconut Milk: Loaded with fresh carrots and flavored with curry powder, you will love the flavor of this homemade carrot soup!
- Easy Loaded Baked Potato Soup Recipe If you love your baked potatoes loaded with cheese, bacon, and green onions, this soup recipe will hit the spot.
You can simmer your soup ingredients in chicken stock, however, if you want a vegetarian tomato soup, go with vegetable stock instead. Saute everything in olive oil before adding the stock. If you want to balance out the tartness of the tomatoes, add a pinch of sugar before serving. Or, simmer your tomatoes with a few small chunks of apple. Sounds weird but it works!
Creamy Tomato Soup with Basil
- 1/2 onion, chopped
- 3 TBSP olive oil
- 1 TBSP minced garlic
- 1 (28 ounce) can of tomatoes (diced or stewed)
- 2 cups chicken stock or vegetable stock
- 1 (6 ounce) can of tomato paste
- 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk
- 2 TBSP Gourmet Gardens Basil Paste (or dried/fresh depending on what you have)
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large pot heat olive oil over medium heat
- Saute onions for 5 minutes or until wilted and translucent
- Add the minced garlic and saute 1 to 2 minutes
- Pour in the tomatoes and tomato paste.
- Add the stock
- Bring the mixture to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook 5 minutes
- In batches, blend the soup in a blender or food processor. Be careful! IT IS HOT!
- Put the blended soup back into a pot and add the coconut milk, salt and pepper. Heat 2 to 3 more minutes and serve!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 139Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information not always accurate
Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke! Learn more about her HERE.