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Savory Tomato Basil Soup

Fresh soup with Summer ingredients. Good for the soul any day, year round.
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: basil, easy, fresh, freshherbs, lunch, soup, tomato, tomatosoup
Servings: 5 servings
Author: LittleBit


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ sweet onion quartered or diced
  • 1 clove garlic
  • cups chicken or veggie broth
  • 2 12 oz. cans - Diced tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp Italian seasoning
  • Dash crushed red pepper
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 3 fresh Basil leaves
  • ¼ tsp agave nectar OR pinch of sugar
  • 1 dollop sour cream


  • In Dutch oven/stock pot, add first 3 ingredients & cook on medium until almost translucent.  Add Italian seasoning, salt & pepper, crushed red pepp.  Add broth, bring to a boil; Then add tomatoes.  Pulse/blend all together to desired consistency. Add agave/sugar, basil leaves, & pulse again.  Simmer on medium/low heat for about 20-30 min. Stir in a dollop of sour cream for extra richness.