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Rich and Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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  • Author: Nadine
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Soup
  • Cuisine: French

Ingredients

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  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup (115 g) yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup (70 g) shallots, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic (1 tsp), freshly minced
  • 1 1/2 tbsp (21 g) salted butter
  • 1 (28 oz) can (794 g) crushed tomatoes
  • 1 cup (250 ml) vegetable broth
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup basil (25 g), packed
  • 2 tsp herbes de provence*
  • 1 tbsp white cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) tomato purée

Instructions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onions and shallots and sauté them until translucent. 
  2. Add the butter and garlic, stirring around until fragrant (about 1 minute).
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, vegetable broth, heavy cream, and salt and pepper. Stir until everything is fully combined.
  4. Stir in the basil, herbes de provence, and cooking wine. Simmer and cook through for about 5 minutes. 
  5. Reduce the heat to low and use an immersion blender to purée the soup until smooth. Stir in the tomato purée and cook through for about 2 minutes.
  6. Serve warm.

Notes

Herbes de Provence: use a high-quality herbes de provence with lavender in it. 

As the soup begins to cool slightly, it will thicken up into a nice creamy consistency. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 Bowl
  • Calories: 365
  • Sugar: 14.9 g
  • Sodium: 1438.2 mg
  • Fat: 28.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.9 g
  • Protein: 6.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 62.3 mg