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Vegan tomato basil soup topped with a drizzle of basil oil.
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5 from 11 votes

Vegan Tomato Basil Soup

This vegan tomato basil soup is rich and creamy and served with a drizzle of homemade basil oil. Super easy and restaurant worthy!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer, Soup
Cuisine: American
Diet: Vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 355kcal

Ingredients

Tomato Basil Soup:

  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 Medium Onion White, Yellow or Brown, Chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Crushed Garlic
  • 1 teaspoon Oregano
  • 2 teaspoon Dried Basil
  • 2 Large Carrots Chopped
  • 2 Large Stalks Celery Chopped
  • 28 ounces Canned Whole Peeled Tomatoes (800g)
  • 6 Large Ripe Tomatoes Chopped
  • ½ cup Vegetable Stock (120ml)
  • 1 Tablespoon Coconut Sugar or Light Brown Sugar
  • 1 cup Fresh Basil Packed cup
  • 1 cup Canned Coconut Cream (240ml) Unsweetened
  • Sea Salt and Black Pepper To taste

For the Basil Oil (Optional):

Instructions

  • Add the olive oil, onion and garlic to a pot and sauté until softened. Then add the oregano, dried basil, carrots, celery, canned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes and vegetable stock and mix together.
  • Bring to the boil. Turn down the heat, cover the pot and leave to simmer until the vegetables are cooked.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the coconut sugar, fresh basil and coconut cream.
  • Blend with an immersion blender or by transferring to your blender jug in stages and then returning to the pot. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Basil Oil:

  • Crush basil leaves with a mortar and pestle until you have a paste. Then mix with olive oil and whisk together. If it isn't mixing together well and is separating you can use the immersion blender quickly to blend it together nicely.
  • Serve the soup with a drizzle of basil oil and some crusty bread for dipping (optional).

Notes

  1. Coconut cream. You can also use canned, full fat, unsweetened coconut milk. 
  2. Storing: Leftovers keep very well in the fridge for 3-4 days. You can reheat it in the microwave or on the stovetop over medium low heat until heated through.
  3. Freezing: It's freezer friendly for up to 3 months. 
  4. Nutritional information excludes basil oil.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Serve | Calories: 355kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 19g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 1416mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 8921IU | Vitamin C: 63mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 5mg