How to make Tomato and Fresh Basil Soup -

Prepared with Nutralite.

Sanjeev Kapoor

This is a Sanjeev Kapoor exclusive recipe.

Main Ingredients : Tomatoes (टमाटर), Fresh basil leaves (ताज़े बेसिल के पत्ते )

Cuisine : Italian

Course : Soups

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Tomato and Fresh Basil Soup

Tomato and Fresh Basil Soup Recipe Card


Hindi: tamatar
Relish a salad platter of thinly sliced tomatoes, with chunks of mozzarella, a drizzle of olive oil, sliced black olives and basil leaves. Arrange in concentric circles on a nice white plate. The word relish is just perfect here. And not just salads, for all those rich and good-looking Indian preps, the very famous onion-tomato masala is a must! Then, there are soups, beverages (call for the Bloody Mary!), snacks and even desserts made of these plump red things. Even the green ones are in use today. Must say, terrific tomatoes!

Prep Time : 6-10 minutes

Cook time : 26-30 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Easy

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Tomato and Fresh Basil Soup Recipe

  • Tomatoes chopped 10-15 medium

  • Fresh basil leaves 2 tablespoons shredded + a few leaves for garnish

  • Olive oil 1 tablespoon

  • Nutralite 3 tablespoons

  • Onion chopped 1 medium

  • Garlic cloves chopped 3

  • Vegetable stock 4 cups

  • Salt to taste

  • Black peppercorns freshly ground 10-12

  • Double cream 1/3 cup

  • Sundried tomatoes soaked and cut into strips 3-4


Step 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.

Step 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.

Step 3

Add the shredded basil and purée the mixture in a food processor or blender. Strain the purée into a fresh non stick pan.

Step 4

Add more stock if the purée is too thick and adjust seasoning.

Step 5

Add the cream and simmer over low heat for two minutes, making sure it does not boil.

Step 6

Serve hot garnished with the reserved fresh basil and sundried tomato strips.

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