Tomato Soup with Fresh Basil

  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 40 min
  • Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil 15 mL
  • 1 onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 carrots, coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste 30 mL
  • 2 cans whole tomatoes 796 mL
  • 2 cups vegetable broth 500 mL
  • ½ cup chopped fresh basil, plus more for garnish 125 mL

Directions

  • Step 1

    Heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and garlic and cook 3 to 4 min., or until onion starts to soften.

  • Step 2

    Add carrots, celery and tomato paste. Cook 2 min. Add tomatoes and vegetable broth. Bring to a boil over high heat, then immediately reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 to 20 min., until vegetables are tender and tomatoes start to break apart.

  • Step 3

    Remove from heat. Using an immersion blender, purée soup until smooth. Stir in chopped basil. Divide into bowls. Garnish with basil leaves just before serving.

Tip

For cream of tomato soup, add 1 cup (250 mL) 18% table cream before puréeing.

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Nutrition Facts

  • Per serving (⅛ recipe)
  • Calories 80
  • Protein 3 g
  • Total fat 2 g
  • Sat fat 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Carbohydrates 14 g
  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sugar 8 g
  • Sodium 550 mg