Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Tomato Basil Soup

Soup is the best comfort food for me. It's always the best company to have soup when you're not feeling well, when you're not in a good mood, when it's gloomy outside...all those not-so-good time can turn into a better time with a bowl of soup. Here's another recipe I've found...It's a recipe for Tomato Basil Soup from Everyday Occasions. I love soup and I love this one really is the best combination..yum!


3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 - 14 oz. cans of crushed tomatoes
1 - 14 oz. can of whole tomatoes
2 cups of stock (chicken or vegetable)
1 tsp of sea salt
1 tsp of sugar
1/2 tsp of fresh ground black pepper
1/4 cup of heavy cream
3 tablespoons of fresh basil, julienned
parmesan cheese


  1. In a saucepan, saute garlic in olive oil on medium heat for 1 minute - being careful not to burn the garlic.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes. Add the whole tomatoes one at a time, squeezing them into the pan to break them up. Add the juice from the whole tomatoes, as well. Add chicken stock, salt, pepper and sugar.
  3. Cook the soup on medium at a simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. To finish, reduce the heat to low and stir in heavy cream and basil. Serve topped with parmesan cheese
(recipe and image from Everyday Occasions)

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