Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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This is a recipe that I’ve been making variation on for years. It’s one of the richest tomato soups out there, thanks to the balsamic vinegar. To neutralize the acid in the vinegar, you add some baking soda, which makes the soup foam up briefly like a science experiment, so it’s a fun soup to make, too.

I’m sending this over to Souper (Soup Salad & Sammies) Sundays, created and hosted weekly by Deb of Kahakai Kitchen.

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 Creamy Tomato Basil Soup2 tablespoons olive oil
1 large yellow onion, finely diced
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, preferrably imported from Italy
1 14.5-ounce can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
6 oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes, chopped (or some of these tomatoes, if you have them)
1/3 to 1/2 cup minced basil
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup non-dairy creamer or milk*
salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a large pot. Add onion and cook until very soft, about 10 minutes. Add garlic and cook another minute.

Add all the tomatoes, the basil, and the vinegar. Bring to a low boil, then reduce to a simmer. Add baking soda and watch the chemical reaction. Stir in the creamer or milk and add salt and pepper to taste. Transfer to a blender and

purée, or use an immersion blender. Heat through and serve.Makes 4 servings.

*I use Better than Milk soymilk powder and mix it double strength.

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5 Responses

  1. Bookmarked it. Need I say more about how good it sounds or looks.

  2. Your soup looks delicious–love the addition of the balsamic, I am sure it adds such a great layer of flavor. Thanks for sharing it at Souper Sundays this week–welcome! Hope to have you back again. 😉



  3. tummyyy.. lovely colour

    U cud link it to my event

    Soup It up

  4. Just made it tonight. I added 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk and 1/2 veg stock instead of the creamer. Also, only one T of olive oil since I knew some would come with the sun dried tomatoes. It’s yummy and easy! Thanks for the recipe.

    • Awesome, Liz, I’m glad you liked it! Thanks for noting your variations, too.

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