Who doesn’t love creamy tomato basil soup? It’s piping hot, it’s spicy, it’s creamy and delicious, AND it inevitably involves the intoxicating flavor and aroma of fresh basil.
While many recipes involve the simple combination of canned tomatoes, heavy cream, and a dash of basil, I desire to create a much more marvelous conglomeration of flavors, inviting the senses to savor each and every element on its own.
Italy inspires me, yet this puree is more than the dreams I entertain of the Italian countryside.
Tomatoes and onion for depth of flavor, carrots for sweetness, red pepper flakes for a kick, coconut cream for – well, you know – and fresh basil for the heavenly appeal.