Tomato Basil Soup

Preparation info
  • Makes 5 cups 1.25 l ) ;


    first-course servings
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Soup: A Way of Life

By Barbara Kafka

Published 1998

  • About

What a difference in flavor a change of tomato variety and a little olive oil will make, as can be seen when comparing this soup to Tomato Soup with Cream or Without.



In a small saucepan, bring the chicken stock and tomato purée to a boil.

In a blender, or with the side of a large knife on a cutting board, make a paste of the garlic and salt, adding a little stock if using the blender. Whisk the paste into the stock. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, for 10 minutes. Coarsely chop half of the basil. Stir into the soup and continue simmering for 5 mi