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This is my take off of Le Madeleine’s Tomato Basil Soup.

Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 45 minutes

Difficulty: Easy - for beginners
Serves: 6 to 8

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: main · soup ·


4 cups (8 to 10) tomatoes chopped or 4 cups canned whole tomatoes
4 cups tomato juice or V-8 juice (you can use spicy if you like a little heat)
1/4 cup finely cut sweet yellow onion
2 or 3 cloves garlic, minced (or more to your liking)
12-14 washed basil leaves, chiffonade
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 cup butter (1 whole stick)
Kosher Salt
Freshly ground white & black Pepper


Combine tomatoes, juice, onion and garlic in a large pan and simmer over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Add basil, cream and butter and continue to heat over low heat. Add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh basil leaves. Serve with hot crusty French bread. This will serve approximately 6 to 8 people.

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