Cream of Tomato & Basil Soup

Home made Cream of Tomato & Basil Soup is so quick and delicious, you'll wonder why you ever used tinned soup!
Course Starter
Cuisine British
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 13 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 3
Author Camilla

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp rapeseed oil
  • large knob of butter
  • 1 medium onion finely diced
  • 1 carrot finely diced
  • 3 garlic cloves crushed
  • 1 400 g tin Italian chopped tomatoes
  • 350 mls vegetable stock
  • 75 mls single cream
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • extra cream to swirl
  • extra basil to garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil and butter in a large pan over a medium heat.
  2. Add the onion, carrot and garlic and sweat under a lid stirring occasionally until softened (about 10 minutes)
  3. Add the tinned tomatoes, stock, basil, cream and seasoning.
  4. Heat through on a low heat for a few minutes.
  5. Take off the heat and blend with a stick blender.
  6. Serve with a swirl of cream and a pinch of dried basil.