This is a fantastic recipe for tomato basil soup. I have made many different tomato basil soup recipes over the years. I just never have been able get the right combination until now. After tweeting recipes this is a great combination of ingredients. Also this recipe is gluten free, dairy free, soy free and it is so good. For a heartier meal you can add meatballs to the soup.
We have monthly get togethers with local innkeepers. The dinners rotate and each innkeeper hosts a dinner during the year. This September we met at our bed and breakfast for dinner. We served this tomato basil soup recipe. Along with the soup we served homemade pimiento sandwiches and chicken salad croissants. I am happy to say this recipe passed the innkeeper’s taste test! When everyone asks for the recipe you know it is a hit! Try this tomato basil soup recipe which will add vibrant fall colors to your table!
3 Tbs. organic coconut oil
1 organic white or yellow onion, chopped
1 organic bell pepper, chopped
2-3 organic stems of celery, chopped
4 Tbs. organic tomato paste
1 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
2- 28 oz. cans of organic fire roasted diced tomatoes (Muir brand)
1/3 c. minced fresh organic basil, plus more to garnish (good use of basil from the herb garden)
3 c. organic chicken broth (or vegetable broth if you are vegan)
1- 14 oz. can full fat organic coconut milk (Thai)
1/2 tsp. organic garlic powder
1/4 tsp cayenne peper (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
In a large pot place your coconut oil in the bottom and set to medium heat. Add your onion, bell pepper, celery and saute. Stir in the tomato paste, vinegar, diced tomatoes and the basil. Remove from heat and use your emersion blender to puree the ingredients. Be careful if it is extremely hot.
Place back on the stove top on medium heat. Carefully add the chicken broth, the coconut milk, garlic, cayenne pepper, salt and pepper. Stir and continue to heat while all of the flavors mix throughout the soup.
Serve in a soup bowl and top with a smoked salt, more basil, or place a few meatballs on top. You can also serve with pimiento cheese sandwiches, chicken salad sandwiches or a wonderful green salad. This easy tomato basil soup can be frozen in individual sized jars for later use through the winter!