You are here: Home Food & Kitchen Recipes Tomato Basil Soup is an Easy One Pot Meal Tomato Basil Soup is an Easy One Pot Meal by plevine December 14, 2010, 6:00 am Here’s a simple recipe for a hearty, vegan tomato basil soup. Related: 4 Cooking Tips for Busy People, Tri-Doshic Meal in 20 Minutes! Just a note: All cooking is done at a medium boil with the top off the soup pot. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons Virgin olive oil 2 boxes of diced tomatoes 1 1/2 cups of veggie stock 2 medium sized onions – chopped (I like them chunky but some like ’em diced) 6-8 cloves of garlic, sliced 1 small can tomato paste 3-4 medium sized tomatoes 2 stalks of celery, sliced 1/2 cup red wine (burgundy, Chianti, whatever you prefer is fine) 30 (yes, 30) basil leaves sliced and diced Spices – salt and pepper to taste and a minimal amount of sugar at the end to cut some of the acid in all the tomatoes. Directions: 1. In your favorite soup pot add the oil to a warming pot. 2. Saute the onions and celery until translucent. 3. Add the garlic and stir for about a minute. 4. Add the boxed tomatoes, the tomato paste and the red wine – cook for about 1/2 hour. 5. Add the veggie broth and the diced tomatoes. 6. Flavor with the salt and pepper to taste – cook for another 15-20 minutes. 7. Add a little bit of sugar to cut the acid – I like about 1 tsp of white sugar. 8. Add the basil leaves and cook for about another 10 minutes. This can be served with a crusty bread or make some fresh croutons. You can also float some toasted baguette slices on top with cheese or vegan cheese substitute. ENJOY Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by mccheek See more Previous article Should the Phone Book be an Opt-In Service? Next article Kate Winslet: Just Say No to Foie Gras One Comment Leave a Reply Just made this– lovely, easy soup! I like that it’s not too sweet, and actually tastes like tomato soup instead of tomato sauce. Next time I might add even more basil, as I just really like basil. 🙂 Thanks for posting! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Upload a photo / attachment to this comment (PNG, JPG, GIF - 6 MB Max File Size): (Allowed file types: jpg, gif, png, maximum file size: 6MB.