Tomato Soup with Butter, Red Onion, and Basil

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It finally feels like winter here in California. Though it rarely snows in LA, temps have dropped to around 40 at night which is quite chilly. No more walking around outside with shorts and a T-shirt. At least flip-flops are still manageable. ๐Ÿ™‚

Tomato Soup with Butter, Red Onion, and Basil | www.alldayieat.com

I’ve been playing with my new immersion blender and have a put it to good use so far. I like it a lot and it definitely beats trying to pour super hot liquids into a counter top blender.

I bought it because my old one crapped out. This KitchenAid blender came with a pot protector, which prevents the metal from scratching your non-stick surfaces. So far so good!

I don’t know if it’s worth it to pay a bit more and get a cordless one, so for now, well see how I manage with the cord.

Tomato Soup

Who doesn’t like tomato soup? Reminiscent of warm summer days, it helps me get through cold winters. As long as you don’t add salt it’s relatively healthy.

I’ve made many tomato soups over the years. In fact, last year, I discovered seriouseats 15-minute tomato soup and ate that to death. This soup may very well lead me to relapse into my tomato soup eating adventures again.

If you haven’t tried it, that’s another recipe I’d check out if you are into tomato soup like me. But start with mine first, it’s also doable in about 15 minutes ! ๐Ÿ™‚

This soup is great as a side or as a light lunch. Maybe you can serve it with a salad or a grilled cheese. Whatever you fancy.

It only has a handful of ingredients and is a good way to warm up. The buttered onions are the base and all you really add is tomatoes, tomato paste, broth, and basil. Straightforward, not too rich, and delicious.

How do you make your tomato soups?

BONUS : There is a video showing me put it together, start to finish.

Let me know what you think. love it, hate it ? ย ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

 

Don’t like basil? Perhaps one of my other soup recipes can fill you up instead!

 

 

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Cuisine New American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course side
Cuisine New American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. In a large pot, melt the butter. Add the onion and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add the tomatoes and their juices, along with the tomato paste and cook, stirring, for 5 minutes.
  3. Add the broth and basil and season with pepper. Simmer about 25 minutes.
  4. Serve with bread, croutons or with a grilled cheese
  5. Give self pat on the back or ask your companion to, for making this fantastic soup!
  6. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Optional- Discard the basilย before you puree

 

Yo! I'm Pat. I have the appetite of a shark. And with that, I strive daily to improve my skills and satisfy it with tasty food. My site is focused on Japanese cuisine, hydroponic gardening, and points travel. First time here? Learn more about me.

Note: My online Japanese cooking course will open for enrollment December 1-7, 2017. For details and video see what I have planned!!

   

45 thoughts on “Tomato Soup with Butter, Red Onion, and Basil

  • January 14, 2017 at 6:37 pm
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    I enjoyed the video. Reading a recipe is fine but I think the video is really helpful for a lot of people! And the soup looked amazing!

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    • January 16, 2017 at 11:40 am
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      thank you Elizabeth! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • December 18, 2016 at 1:17 am
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    I am out of place among all these cooks. Regrettably, I make my soup by opening a can (LOL). Your recipe, however, sounds delicious.

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  • December 17, 2016 at 9:50 am
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    There’s hardly a meal on earth that I love as much as creamy tomato soup with a grilled sharp cheddar sandwich! Sounds like a winning version of the soup here! ๐Ÿ˜€
    Cheers,
    Kathryn

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  • December 12, 2016 at 12:32 pm
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    It is definitely winter in NYC….and as a diabetic I am always searching for that healthy yet satisfying meal. Thanks so much for the recipe but most especially the how to…I learn best by watching.

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    • December 13, 2016 at 8:39 am
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      thank you for the note Elizabeth, hope that you get a chance to try this ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • December 10, 2016 at 12:51 am
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    This looks delicious! Makes me want to put an immersion blender on my Christmas wish list. Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • December 6, 2016 at 3:38 pm
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    OH my goodness that looks SO delicious!

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  • December 6, 2016 at 7:11 am
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    this looks so lovely and warming an comforting for chilly nights! Can’t wait to try this.

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  • December 6, 2016 at 4:16 am
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    How can one say no to a bowl of this deliciousness! Thanks for the recipe, I’d love to make my own tomato soup at home!

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  • December 6, 2016 at 2:35 am
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    Sounds so delicious and healthy soup. I will add this on my list. The recipe is so easy and great.

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  • December 5, 2016 at 11:41 pm
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    This looks so good! I love a tomato soup especially with it’s classic partner, the grilled cheese! It’s perfect for winter!

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    • December 17, 2016 at 9:01 am
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      thank you Elizabeth ! plus tabasco and pepperoncinis ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • December 5, 2016 at 6:52 pm
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    MY husband would love this! I’m not a fan of a tomatos. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • December 5, 2016 at 5:57 pm
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    Oh yum, this would be perfect for a cool winters day!

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  • December 5, 2016 at 4:42 pm
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    I would so love this! This soup looks delicious.

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  • December 5, 2016 at 4:08 pm
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    This sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing

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  • December 5, 2016 at 3:38 pm
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    I love soups. They are just so comforting especially during this time of the year. This one looks really easy to make but still so tasty! Will definitely try it out. Thanks!

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    • December 5, 2016 at 5:45 pm
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      Thank you Katrina, would love to hear how it goes!

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  • December 4, 2016 at 1:39 pm
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    Mmmm. Sounds good. What is your 40 degrees in Centigrade? (Brit asking)

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    • December 4, 2016 at 9:41 pm
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      Hi Caroline, thanks for stopping by and the note. I checked and 40 degrees C is about 104 Fahrenheit. hope that helps!

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  • December 3, 2016 at 9:47 am
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    I really like that I can make this at home. You made it look so easy. And I would love to try out that KitchenAid blender. It looks really cool.

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    • December 4, 2016 at 9:46 pm
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      Thank you Sophie. Yes, it is one of the easier soups to make sure, but without compromise on flavor. As for the immersion blender, it makes things so much easier. The version I bought came with a smoothie cup and food processor too. So it’s multipurpose!

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