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5 from 28 votes

Tomato and Basil Soup

There is no soup more comforting than a classic tomato and basil soup and this is my recipe that I have perfected after cooking it for the past 15 years.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: British
Keyword: easy soup recipe, homemade tomato soup, soup recipe, tomato soup recipe
Servings: 4 bowls
Calories: 192kcal
Author: Dannii


  • 10 Medium tomatoes
  • 2 Large carrots
  • 1 Large potato
  • 1 Large onion
  • 2 Celery stalks
  • 6 Garlic cloves (use less if you are not a big garlic fan)
  • 3.5 l vegetable stock
  • 10 g Handful of chopped basil
  • 100 g Tomato puree


  • Chop all of the vegetables and put in a large soup pan.
  • Add the water and basil and season.
  • Bring to boil and simmer for 1 hour.
  • Pour the soup into a blender (or use a hand blender if you don't have one) and blend until smooth. You may need to do this in batches if you have a small blender. Pour it back into the pan and add the tomato puree. Simmer for 5-10 minutes.


If you like your soup really smooth and without a few bits of skin and tomato seeds, then you can strain the soup through a sieve (scraping the underneath so it comes through easier). But, this is a fairly lengthy, and boring, process and seeing as I don't mind the seeds and skin, I don't think it is worth doing, but it's up to you.


Serving: 1bowl | Calories: 192kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 8850IU | Vitamin C: 94.1mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2.2mg