Tomato-Basil Soup

Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup

This recipe is based on a recipe from Allrecipes.com but I tweaked it a little

Ingredients

  1. 115 grams butter or margarine
  2. 120 ml olive oil (or sunflower oil)
  3. 2 medium size onions 
  4. 2.7kg tomatoes peeled and quartered 
  5. 40 grams chopped fresh basil (I use dried basil)
  6. Salt to taste
  7. Ground black pepper to taste
  8. 2 litres chicken broth (you can use 2-3 chicken cubes dissolved in hot water  to make your broth) 
  9. 475 ml cream
  10. Fresh basil for garnish 

Directions 

  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a large pot over medium heat
  2. Stir in onions and cook till tender
  3. Mix in tomatoes and basil.
  4. Season with salt and pepper
  5. Pour in chicken broth and reduce heat to low and continue cooking for about 15 minutes 
  6. Transfer soup to blender (or use a stick blender) and blend till smooth. 
  7. Return to pot and bring soup to a boil
  8. Add cream
  9. Serve hot with a sprig of basil for garnish.  

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