Tomato and Fresh Basil Soup

Prepared with Nutralite. This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

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Tomato and Fresh Basil Soup
Main Ingredients Tomatoes, Fresh basil leaves
Cuisine Italian
Course Soups
Prep Time 6-10 minutes
Cook time 26-30 minutes
Serve 4
Taste Mild
Level of Cooking Easy
Others Veg

Ingredients list for Tomato and Fresh Basil Soup

  • 10-15 medium Tomatoes chopped
  • Fresh basil leaves 2 tablespoons shredded + a few leaves for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons Nutralite
  • 1 medium Onion chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves chopped
  • 4 cups Vegetable stock
  • to taste Salt
  • 10-12 Black peppercorns freshly ground
  • 1/3 cup Double cream
  • 3-4 Sundried tomatoes soaked and cut into strips


  1. Heat the oil and Nutralite in a large non-stick pan, add the onion and cook gently for five minutes, stirring frequently, until soft, but not brown.
  2. Add the tomatoes, garlic and vegetable stock. Season with the salt and freshly ground peppercorns. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer gently, partially covered, for twenty minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Add the shredded basil and purée the mixture in a food processor or blender. Strain the purée into a fresh non stick pan.
  4. Add more stock if the purée is too thick and adjust seasoning.
  5. Add the cream and simmer over low heat for two minutes, making sure it does not boil.
  6. Serve hot garnished with the reserved fresh basil and sundried tomato strips.