Fresh Tomato and Basil Soup

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The taste is so fresh and delicious, you will want to serve this soup year-round. This goes perfectly with grilled cheese.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, stems removed
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Make a roux with the butter and cornstarch in a large stock pot or Dutch oven; cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Place the tomatoes, basil, oregano and garlic in the blender and process until smooth. Stir the tomatoes into the hot butter mixture.
  • Bring to a boil, and add the milk and cream. Reduce heat and keep over low heat for 3–4 minutes; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp. butter
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves, stems removed
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1½ cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper

Directions

  • Make a roux with the butter and cornstarch in a large stock pot or Dutch oven; cook over medium heat for 5 minutes. Place the tomatoes, basil, oregano and garlic in the blender and process until smooth. Stir the tomatoes into the hot butter mixture.
  • Bring to a boil, and add the milk and cream. Reduce heat and keep over low heat for 3–4 minutes; sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories420
Total Fat37g
Saturated Fat23g
Cholesterol120mg
Sodium360mg
Total Carbohydrate18g
Dietary Fiber1g
Sugars8g
Protein6g