Tomato and Basil Soup


tomato and basil soup

A favourite in this house all year round, this is a quick, easy, tasty vegan soup for all the family.

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 (and tinned if using). 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.

tomato and basil soup

Let me know if you make it!

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14 Responses

  1. Elisha

    Wow, I love this recipe. Simple and requires a few ingredients. As an ‘amateur chef’ I want to try this during the weekend. Can I print this blog please, just for personal use?

  2. Keisha Taylor

    I love that it does not have any flour in it because I like to drink my soup. thanks for sharing

  3. Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food

    I just love tomato basil soup! (Whenever I make it in my house, though, my hubster requires that it be paired with a very non-vegan, ooey-gooey grilled cheese sandwich.) This soup is all around soul-warming comfort food. It’s very needed with this cold weather we’re having in Wisconsin USA!

  4. jodie filogomo

    I’m such a soup girl—we have it as part of our lunch everyday!! I rarely make tomato soup though for some strange reason. I need to remedy that, LOL!

  5. Spoonful of Comfort

    I never tried this soup before. But since it has tomato, I will definitely make one for me and hubby. We both love tomatoes and having it in a soup is more exciting.

  6. Debs @ Super Busy Mum

    This is my favourite kind of soup {with a wee crusty roll of course!} so to make this I really should add a blender to my gift list for {pssst Christmas!} right? lol x

  7. Fiona @ Free Range Chick

    Never mind the man on the moon, I can see the man in the spoon!

    People need to get on this super easy recipe, as it packs a whole punch of lycopene, not to mention a whole lotta flavour. There’s never a wrong time for a tomato soup. Standard!



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