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French Country-Style Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
French Country-Style Tomato Basil Soup Recipe is light and healthy but so easy to pull off without much cooking skills needed on this one.
Course: Gluten Free, Low-Carb, Soup
Cuisine: French
Servings: 6
Calories: 35 kcal
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 4 to 6 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tomatoes diced
  • 1 28-ounce can chopped tomatoes with juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 large sprigs basil chopped plus 2 tablespoons slivered basil for garnish
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoon vegtable bouillon
  • Salt & Pepper
Heat the oil over medium heat in a large, heavy soup pot.
  1. Add the chopped onion. Cook, stirring often, until tender, about five minutes.
  2. Stir in the garlic and a generous pinch of salt.
  3. Cook, stirring for about 30 seconds to a minute.
  4. Add the tomatoes, sugar, basil sprigs or leaves.
  5. Cook, stirring often, until the tomatoes have cooked down and smell fragrant, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Add the water and chicken bouillon.
  7. Bring to a simmer, cover and reduce the heat to low.
  8. Simmer 15 minutes.
  9. Puree in a blender in small batches, taking care to place a towel over the top of the blender and hold it down tightly.
  10. Return to the pot, add pepper to taste and adjust salt.
  11. Serve garnished with slivered basil leaves on top

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Recipe Notes
  • Toasted croutons on top that can be made with French bread.
  • I also love toasting up some cornbread for the top.
  • The best thing to serve with this soup is crusty French bread.
  • I also love to have some peptis to sprinkle on top
Nutrition Facts
French Country-Style Tomato Basil Soup Recipe
Amount Per Serving (340 g)
Calories 35 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 26mg1%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 4mg0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.