Luci’s Veggie Corner: Tomato and Basil Soup


Luci’s Veggie Corner: Tomato and Basil Soup

By Luciana Fernandez


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Here are the ingredients:


2 tbsp butter

1 tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

1 garlic clove, chopped

2lb/900 g tomatoes, chopped

2 ¾ cups vegetable stock

½ cup dry white wine

2 tbsp sun-dried tomato paste

2 tbsp fresh basil leaves

2/3 cup heavy cream

Salt and pepper



  1. Melt butter with oil in a large heavy-bottom pan. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally for 5 minutes until it softens. Add the garlic, tomatoes, stock, wine and tomato paste, stir thoroughly. Season to taste. Partially cover pan and let it simmer, stirring occasionally, for 20-25 minutes.


  1. Remove pan from heat and let it cool slightly. Pour mixture into blender or food processor. Add the torn basil and process. Pour the mixture through a strainer to keep mixture smooth.


  1. Stir in the cream and reheat the soup, but not to boiling point. Pour soup into bowls and garnish with basil leaves.


Source: Simply Vegetarian by LOVE FOOD