Fresh Tomato Soup

Fresh Tomato Soup with Basil Pesto

This Fresh Tomato Soup with Basil Pesto is a delicious way to pack in healthy veggies. It’s flavorful, colorful, and is nice as a starter for entertaining.

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Fresh Tomato Soup
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Fresh Tomato Soup with Basil Pesto

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Soup
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 291kcal


  • 8 large sweet tomatoes (any type you like)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red onion , chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 2 medium carrots , roughly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • 2 cups gluten-free vegetable broth

For serving:

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • 4 tablespoons basil pesto
  • 2 tablespoons roasted sunflower seeds
  • 4 tablespoons onion sprouts, broccoli sprouts, or alfalfa sprouts


  • Wash the tomatoes and place them in a large bowl. Add boiling water and leave for 5 minutes. Remove the tomatoes from the water and peel the tomatoes. Chop them roughly and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large pot over low heat. Add the onion, sauté for 1 minute and add the garlic. Sauté for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add the carrots and chopped tomatoes, and stir. Season with salt, pepper, sweet paprika, oregano, and basil. Cook for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the vegetable broth, stir, and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Transfer the soup to a blender and puree until perfectly smooth. Divide between 4 bowls. Serve with drizzles of olive oil, topped with basil pesto, sunflower seeds, and desired sprouts.


Nutrition Facts
Fresh Tomato Soup with Basil Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 973mg41%
Potassium 765mg22%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 7945IU159%
Vitamin C 38.4mg47%
Calcium 80mg8%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.



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