Tomato Basil Soup

Hello Soup Lovers! So this right here is as easy as it gets! I make this often, but as you can imagine, more so in the colder months! The best part about it: 4 main ingredient! This makes for a Delicious Tomato Soup that can go well with a side salad or sandwich, or as a stand alone! It also makes it convenient for those of us who like to prepare our meals ahead of time! You also have options to make it creamier. I’m enjoying a bowl myself, as I write this for you!

TOMATO BASIL SOUP

WHAT

  • Crushed tomatoes (I use a 28oz can of crushed or diced tomatoes + a 14 oz can of fire roasted tomatoes)
  • 4-6 cups Chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1/2 red onion, chopped
  • 6 – 10 leaves of Fresh basil, or to your taste (or use dried basil spice)
  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

To season:

  • Red pepper flakes
  • Salt and pepper to taste

OPTIONAL

  • 2-4 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream
  • Pinch of baking soda
  • Croutons
  • Green yogurt or light sour cream for ganishing

HOW

  1. Combine chopped onion and EVOO in a pot at medium heat. Stir until fragrant and translucent, about 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add the crushed or diced tomatoes, followed by chicken or vegetable broth and bring to a light boil.
  3. Bring it down to a Simmer and add fresh Basil Leaves and allow the flavors to marry for at least 30 minutes.
  4. Using a hand blender, blend the soup to consistency of choice. You may also transfer soup to a blender or food processor. If you like it chunkier, pulse gently.
  5. Season it! I like mine with a kick, so I like to add red pepper flakes and ground black pepper.

Optional: For added creaminess, add 2-4 tablespoons of heavy whipping cream at room temperature. You may also skip this part and serve the soup with an added a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt over the top with croutons for added texture and crunch.

ENJOY!

Xoxo, Ana

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Enjoy,
Xo, Ana
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5 comments

  1. Hannah says:

    So I’ve been following you on Instagram and Snapchat for a few months now, and love what you do with food!! Though I will tell you I’ve never made anything before today!! It’s pouring outside and I saw your Snap story this morning about making soup for your husband and guests so I decided what better day to make this soup! And OH MY GOD IT IS SO GOOD!! And so easy!! I’m in love! So much better than canned soup, I’m never going back! Thanks for all you do, and can’t wait to see what else you cook up 🙂

    • colorfulfoodie says:

      Hannah, I so appreciate your message. You are awesome! I hope you enjoy the recipes and navigate through here finding what you can apply to your daily life!!! It’s my pleasure, it truly is!

  2. Deanna says:

    I made this soup last night and we had leftovers tonight and it was sooooo good and super easy to make!! I love your snapchats and can’t wait to see what you make next! ❤️❤️

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