Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

This creamy-dreamy tomato soup is a perfect comfort food. The best part: this recipe can be made keto/low carb friendly, and is gluten free! As with most soups, ingredients can be added and/or omitted according to your preferred taste.

Ingredients:

Tomato Basil Soup, with Basil Sprig and Heavy Cream Garnish
  • 1 Qt. home preserved diced tomatoes (or one 28 ounce can of diced tomatoes)
  • 3 – 4 cups of beef broth
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 large purple onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 celery rib, diced
  • 2-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves + garnish
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 tsp stevia or 1-2 tsp sugar may be added if desired
  • In a large stockpot, melt the butter. Add in diced onion, carrot, and celery, sauté until tender then add garlic and cook an additional minute.
  • Pour in beef broth and tomatoes followed by oregano, and fresh basil leaves. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and stir in salt, pepper, stevia or sugar (if desired,) and heavy cream. Cool slightly.
  • If using an immersion blender: submerge the blender head and thoroughly blend all ingredient together in the stockpot until a rich, creamy consistency is reached.
  • If using a traditional blender: allow the soup to cool for several minutes before transferring to the blender cup (in portions or one half of the soup at a time) making sure to leave the blender cup less that 3/4 full, as the soup will gain a slight bit of volume inside the blender cup. Blend until the soup is smooth and creamy and transfer from the blender cup to a large bowl. Continue blending until all portions of the soup are uniform in consistency.
  • Return all blended soup to the stockpot . Reheat. Garnish with additional basil leaf/sprig before serving, you may also add the decorative swirl using heavy cream, or perhaps sour cream, if desired. Enjoy!

Published by Severt Hives and Homestead

Striving to live a more intentional, self-sufficient lifestyle through modern homesteading; finding joy in simple country living!

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