tomato and basil soup

Tomato and Basil Soup

Tomato and Basil Soup


tomato and basil soup

A favourite in this house all year round, this is a quick, easy, tasty vegan tomato and basil soup all of the family will love (my toddler can’t get enough).

Comforting in the winter, light enough in the spring and summer for lunch, mop this up with thick chunks of bread (gluten-free granary is my favourite).

Just look at this orangey bowl of goodness. Vitamin C ahoy!

tomato and basil soup with basil and pepper



  • 2 small carrots
  • 2 sticks of celery
  • 1 medium onion ( I like to use red onion)
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 10 large ripe tomatoes
  • 2 tbs of tomato purée
  • 1.2 litres/ 2 pints hot vegan vegetable stock (made with boiling water and 4 tsp bouillon powder or 2 stock cubes)
  • a good pinch of sugar
  • sea salt
  • bunch of fresh basil leaves


Peel and slice the carrots, celery and garlic and peel and chop the onions. Place a large pan onto a medium heat and add the olive oil. Place all your chopped and sliced ingredients into the pan and stir with a wooden spoon.

Cook for approximately 15 minutes until the carrots and the onion and garlic have turned golden.

Put the stock cubes into a jug or pan and pour in 1.5 litres of boiling water.

Stir until the stock cubes are dissolved, then add to the pan with your fresh whole tomatoes and puree. Reduce the heat and simmer for 10 minutes.

Remove the pan from the heat. Season with salt and pepper and add a bunch of fresh basil. then using a hand blender or liquidizer, pulse until smooth.

Decorate with basil leaves and drizzle with a little Extra Virgin Olive Oil and lots of freshly ground pepper. Dunk some toasted sourdough, scooping up this tasty and wholesome, warming soup.

tomato and basil soup

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