Friday, June 28, 2013

Basil Tomato Soup


Basil seeds are a nice addition for desserts and the basil lemonade drink, whereas basil leaves are equivalently lovely to scent savoury dishes or salads (basil dried prawn paste sandwich). The small green leaves with purple stems are also amazingly refreshing, but they wither off quickly. So keep them soaked in water to retain the freshness. Growing basil is simply simple too - the seeds scattered or the stems planted on the ground or in pots, within time, you will see a small luscious bush.

My basil plant is striving. Ah lovely, compared the curry leaf plant (curry leaves pepper soup) I am unsure if will last or no. Anyway, after pruning the basil plant, the leaves I added into this tomato soup tangy sweet soup.
Ingredients
2 medium size tomatoes
1 1/2 cup vegetable stock
1/2 inch ginger - sliced
4 shallots - thinly sliced 
3-4 sprigs of basil leaves - remove leaves
2 tbsp olive oil
Black pepper and salt for taste
Method
Add tomatoes, ginger and vegetable stock into a pot.
Simmer till tomatoes are soft. 
Remove from heat and let it cool down for a while.
Add into food processor/blender and pulse to a smooth thick mixture. 
Heat oil and when heated, fry shallots till light brown in colour.
Pour tomato mixture and season with pepper and salt. 
Once heated through, add basil leaves.
Stir and remove from heat.
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38 comments:

  1. Tangy tomato soup with a twist!! I love the consistency of the soup, not too watery and just right! Creamy and love the color of the soup, very appetizing indeed!
    Nice clicks and love the herb garden! I can have this soup with a bowl full of croutons by the side :-)

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  2. Wow, yummy and creamy tomato soup.... looks super delicious and very tempting...

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  3. Not keen on tomato soup but hubby likes it

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  4. never tried fresh basil leaves in recipes.. looks healthy and delicious dear..

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  5. Its hard to find a good solid heartening bowl of tomato soup. Your version sounds interesting, adding in basil leaves!

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  6. Love the flavor of Basil & your soup looks very comforting. Back in India I never used Basil in my cooking. It's only after being here in Singapore I have started exploring with basil. Love the way u have plated them Nava.

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  7. lovely and comforting soup. Basil is a blessing.....

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  8. looks yum! I love basil.. I did this last week and it is in my draft :-)nice clicks

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  9. Wow, looks you have a green thumb. Basil is indeed a very nice herb, especially paired in this soup,Perfect. The color looks really appetizing.

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  10. soup looks scrumptious... like the idea of adding basil.

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  11. soup looks lovely and appetizing

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  12. wow the soup looks so yummy.My daughter loves tomato soup.

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  13. Love the addition of basil to the creamy tomato soup.. The texture of the soup has come out very well.. Nice clicks also..

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  14. I too have a pot of basil at my place.. But they do not have purple stems, rather the normal stems !! And a tangy creamy soup.. Looks perfect for a rainy eve :)

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  15. i love flavors of basil, oregano like our mint....this is a wonderful twist rich with flavor

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  16. From all herbs Basil is my fav ! Loved it and this soup looks divine!

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  17. Very informative article, soup smells nice and looks great-just by looking at the pictures

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  18. i have no idea y i hate tomato so much even it look so delicious ~

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  19. wow Wish I can finish this flavorful soup. Love the lil garden with basil.

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  20. I love the additional ginger "the taste of Asian "in this tomato soup add tasty flavor to it :)

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  21. Thanks for the tips Nava. I've been meaning to add basil to my herb garden. I make tomato basil soup too but the ginger and shallots are replaced by garlic and oregano (the Italian way). Isn't it amazing how many things we can do with the same set of ingredients! The soup as usual looks fantastic!

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  22. Lovely tomato soup with that amazing touch of homegrown Basil, love it

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  23. This looks so delicious. I am going to prepare it for dinner.

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  24. Delicious tomato soup with basil, I have few basil in my garden, sure going to try this soup.

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  25. delicious tomato soup...love the addition of basil !

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  26. I do have basil growing in my pot and used so many times in pasta sauce which is made of tomatoes but never tried in tomato soup. Brilliant Nava! My family is going to love this.

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  27. Never tried basil in my soup! This will be a first for me:D

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  28. nice twist tomatoes with basil...tangy and the color of soup is beautiful!

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  30. The combination tomato and basil sure amazing. As basil brings out amazing flavors to your dish and plus homegrown! The soup looks delicious with toast

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  31. Its raining heavily here and i feel like having this yummy flavourful soup now

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  32. Thank you, for your visit to my blog. I have not tried this tomato soup before so I do not know whether I will like it or not. I like basil leaves but hubby doesn't like it at all.

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