Tomato and Basil Soup

The other day I made this soup for lunch to go with some grilled cheese sandwiches. Perfect combo I must say.

The soup was delicious. I am not to fond of tomato soups or juices but because I was able to make the consistency of the soup to my liking that made a huge difference. I like my soups to be on the thicker side :-).

I also love basil, so if you are one of those people with a basil obsession I suggest you put a tiny bit more in it, you won’t regret it.

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Tomato and basil soup

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients:

2 1lb cans of crushed tomatoes
1 red or yellow onion
8 cloves of garlic
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 cup heavy cream (you can also use half and half)
1-2 cups of water
1-2 cups of fresh basil
3 tablespoons of olive oil

 

Directions:

In a medium sauce pan at medium heat add oil and saute the onion and garlic (reserve two cloves for later) for about 4-6 minutes. Add crush tomatoes and salt to taste. Mix through and continue to cook for about 10-15 minutes stirring occasionally and with the lid off.

Add heavy cream and water (depending on how thick you want your soup you can add more or less water ). Cook for another 2 minutes.

At this point you can add the fresh basil, remaining two garlic cloves and pepper flakes. With a ladle, place the soup mixture in the blender and puree until smooth. Careful with the hot soup when blending!

TIP: I blend 3/4 of the soup as I like to have some chunks on it :-).

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9 comments

  1. Love those low carb pizzas! I too love mushrooms and these would make a great weekday dinner.

  2. I love that these are so much healthier than regular pizza, and they look delicious, too.

  3. OMG!! Love these! What a great idea! Definitely can’t wait to give these a try!

  4. This must be as good as your eggplant pizza bites. These look so flavourful, my dear! I’d love to try this recipe as well ;-)

  5. Hi Miryam – Made these and they were a hit!! I keep coming back to your site for new recipes to try, which is something I rarely do. So, keep doing what you’re dong – Sharing awesome and healthy recipes!! Next stop, your Blueberry Overnight Oats!!

  6. Is the nutrition information per pizza?

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