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chunky tomato soup with fresh basil

a recipe by
Garrison Wayne
La Quinta, CA

This is a soup that is more akin to a stew. It is very chunky and bursting with tomato flavor. It is a personal favorite.

serves 6 - 8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For chunky tomato soup with fresh basil

  • 3 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1-2 pinch
    red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 c
    finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 Tbsp
    finely chopped italian parsley
  • 3 clove
    crushed garlic
  • 1 can
    24 oz tomato puree
  • 2 c
    vegetable stock
  • 2 can
    14.5 oz italian style stewed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp
    tomato paste
  • salt
  • pepper
  • fresh basil leaves

How To Make chunky tomato soup with fresh basil

  • 1
    In a large pot, heat the olive oil and red pepper flakes over medium/hi heat.
  • 2
    Add the onions, red bell pepper, and parsley. Saute 2 minutes, stirring often.
  • 3
    Add the crushed garlic and cook 1 minute more. Stir often.
  • 4
    Add the tomato puree and the vegetable stock. Reduce to simmer uncovered 20 minutes. Stir occasionally.
  • 5
    Chop the stewed tomatoes and add along with all of the juices, Cook 5 minutes over med heat, stirring often.
  • 6
    Add salt and pepper to taste. Add tomato paste to thicken. Adjust to your preference.
  • 7
    Serve hot . Sprinkle with freshly chopped basil. Garnish with a whole basil leaf.